I,ve got my first proper gynae appointment on Monday, after suffering from extremely heavy periods, dysmenorrhea since my cycle changed last February. I became severely anaemic as I was losing so much blood, with longer periods and less time in between them (went from regular 28 days to 10-14) I have had 2 double blood transfusions, once last July and another round 2 weeks ago. I was also diagnosed with lots of fibroids via ultrasound last August and had a follow up one last week. I also recently got a lump above my thyroid, something I had before when I was 22, final year at uni and suffering awful periods too, with dysmenorrhea and bad acne on my face. I now have an outbreak of bad acne again, and given antibiotics and a lotion. Also referred to a Neck and Throat specialist to discuss thyroid cyst.
I’ve been reading up on thyroid issues and a lot of the symptoms I have are suggestive of hypothyroidism. I think I may have always had a dodgy thyroid, but it’s never been checked. I know your thyroid is the key to good health and the thyroid hormones help produce progesterone which in turn balances out the estrogen. I feel like this is the root cause of my cycle gone out of control and I would like to know if anyone else has been in the same position and has been diagnosed with an under active thyroid? I want to discuss this with my gynae consultant but don’t know if they’ll listen to my theory? If I can correct the imbalance with medication (already started to with nutrition - increased vit A, meat protein (I was veggie for 4 years before I reverted in December) dairy intake, avoiding PUFAs, magnesium) I’d rather do that than look to surgical options.
Thanks for any advice offered