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I was diagnosed as hypothyroid in '04 and have always had regular normal periods. In May I was prescribed Synthroid. I had irregular periods the first 2 months and now continuous mensturation with 5 - 7 days of no bleeding in between. Sometimes it is very heavy with clots and sometimes it's very light. I have been to 2 Dr's and both said stay on Synthroid and it will "level out eventually." I'm miserable! I still feel the symptoms of being hypothyroid like being cold, can't lose weight(20 lbs overweight), tired, everything feels like a big deal, no libido, etc. They said that my blood test shows a big improvement though. I'm 29 with no kids and would like to start a family soon, but this is hard on my marriage. Please help!

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replied December 20th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A17908
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If your blood levels show good control of the hormonal levels, then it is fine. You might need a freeT3 and free T4 level test done along with TSH levels to see the correct picture of the thyroid status since you still have the symptoms. Continue on the Synthroid as prescribed. Consider meeting an Endocrinologist for a second opinion on your condition. Your gynecologist should be able to get other hormonal levels tested to see if there are any other abnormalities that is not letting you to conceive. Go ahead with a complete infertility work-up to look for any other causes and get started on treatment to help you get pregnant.
Take care.

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