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Pre menopause and thyroid

Netty510
Netty510

Hi everyone im.46 and was told i can be pre.meno...and on ndts am i suppose to change dosing ect i notice i feel hypo around my period..thanks

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I don't think so. NDT is not like aspirin that works for a few hours and then is gone. Hormone builds in the blood until you find a stable dose. Your body will determine how it uses it. There may be other reasons for that feeling. Maybe you need more B12 or other B vitamins at that time.

Netty510
Netty510
in reply to Heloise

Hi thanks for the reply..i take iron sups vit c and b vitamins..i think peri menopause can or should i say does cause hot flashes like full menopause..well i guess women are different..since thyroid produces hormones and replacing it with such..plus as women have hormones to try and balance as we hit menopause.as some use hormone replacement for menopause

Cat68
Cat68
in reply to Netty510

I recently read on the STTM website that many women need more thyroid hormone during peri-menopause since that condition is associated with estrogen dominance and estrogen binds thyroid hormone. Then, once menopausal, estrogen dominance often diminishes and they require less thyroid hormone. That is not a general rule, of course, but maybe you'd benefit from more thyroid hormone if your free Ts are lowish.

Are you on HRT?

Netty510
Netty510
in reply to Cat68

Hello cat thanks for the reply no im not on hrt yet...when i went to see my obgyn she didnt test me but i told her my symptoms she handed me some antidepressants instead(not good)i dont take them i will soon get another opinion i notice everytime i get near my period i start feeling some hypo symptoms and once i start im fine..im a bit confused i never dealt with HRT and kinda scared to throw in more hormones fhat will mess up my thyroid hormones (im 46)

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