Thyroid and Mirena connection?
I was concerned a couple months ago about hair loss and mirena. I was losing more hair than I ever had at once before. Clogged the shower pretty quickly. Emptied my hairbrush weekly with pretty scary sized hairballs. I couldn't tell if I saw my scalp with dry hair (I always can see it when my hair is wet)
I'm happy to say that (I think) the hair loss has stopped but what concerns me more now is some blood tests I had done.
I had my blood tested when I was crazy all over sore for a few days for no reason. Nothing much turned up in the blood test except inflammation (high CRP) and high TSH thyroid stimulating hormone. It definitely made sense that my thyroid could have been causing my problems but what made me wonder was why it started happening now. I've been off the pill for over a year. Is it a coincidence that my thyroid is not working as well at the same time I'm just getting adjusted to Mirena?
I searched a bit and found plenty of women vaguely saying they had read something somewhere relating mirena to thyroid issues (never found any sources). I talked to my gyno and she said there was no correlation between the two. I know part of the perceived relation to mirena could be instead due to post partum hormone changes that cause hypothyroidism (happened to my mom) But that's not my case. I'm NP.
Has anyone here had these two issues happen simultaneously?
I want to make sure that keeping mirena in will not affect my thyroid and make the situaiton worse or permanent (right now my thyroid is overworking to produce the right level of hormones....at least that's what my doc said) If I could prevent full on hypothyroidism I would. I've started taking thyroid support supplements so I hope it helps.