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Have hyperthyroidism and scar endometriosis. Taking thyronorm. Is this medicine have estrogen which results in hyperthyroidism?

My wife has hypothyroidism and she is taking thyronorm 100mcg 5 days a week as supplement the hormone. We just got to know that she also has Scar Endiometrosis - and it pains during first 10 days after menstruation cycle for her ( that is because of estrogen levels are high during this phase ). I have read some reaserch that if estrogen levels are high in body, then it causes hypothyroidism too ( cause extra estrogen bonds with Thyroid Hormone and causes deficiency ). So I have linked estrogen to two problem in my wife's case - one is hypothyroidism and second is scar endometriosis.
I just wanted to know - by any chance is "thyronorm – 100 mcg of Thyroxine Sodium Tablets" also has any level of estrogen hormone ( I think it may not have - but curious )?
And if there is any way to control estrogen level in body other than adopting any form of contraceptive methods?
My doctor has suggested to try out Merina to avoid any operation ( but as I mentioned we want to avoid any sort of contraceptive method because it again causes hormonal change in the body).

On the contrary – If we use Merina sort of option – Would it be helpful in curing Hypothyroidism?
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Hello dear

Let us first discuss about hypothyroidism. THe most common cause of hypothyroidism is that in diseased patients there are antibodies (certain proteins produced by the body ) in the body against the thyroid gland , which decreases its function. The lack of adequate hormone is called hypothyroidism. When we take treatment for the same , all we do is supplement the missing hormone. So taking thyronorm for hypothyroidism does not have any side effects , if taken correctly, meaning to keep TSH in the normal range.
Secondly thyroid hormone is required daily in the body and the dose of the medicine is to be taken daily empty stomach in the morning and not 5 day a week.
Third point is estrogen is known to trigger development of antibodies in patients who are genetically likely to get the disease. That is why more females have the disease. But estrogen does not cause the disease. Hypothyrodism has come genetically and now taking estrogen tablets will not later the disease. You need to concentrate on keeping the hormone in range by regularly checking TSH atleast once in 3 months. HYPOTHYRODISM IS TREATABLE but not curable. BUt relax, it is a very safe disease to have.
Coming to endometriosis, there are hormone therapies and if they fail surgery. For a hormonal disease the treatment will be hormonal. I would suggest you to discuss with your doctor all the avialble options and chose among them.

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Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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