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Can levothyroxine causes severe mood swings during periods?

I had my thyroid removed 1 year ago due to cancer. I had the radiation pill last January and for the last 4 Months am on 200 mcg of levothyroxine . since starting the high dose my bloodwork has been right ware my doctor wants it .Is it normal to have sever mood swings anger especially around my period
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Mood swings and anger around your period may be due to premenstrual syndrome. This causes physical changes (physical symptoms such as bloating, weight gain, tiredness, etc) and also mood changes.
If your thyroid level is where your doctor wants it to be, it is unlikely that Levothyroxine is causing you the mood changes. The fact that the mood changes are related to the menstrual cycle is another indicator that the most likely cause is premenstrual syndrome.

I hope this answers your query. I remain at your disposal in case further medical assistance is needed.

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Dr. Antoneta Zotaj
General and Family Physician
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