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Underactive thyroid. Stressed, heavy, painful periods. On birth control pills. How to get relief?

Hi Im on the pill and still have over 2 weeks left to go bfore my week long break. I have been very stressed for quite a while now but it has peaked as ive been looking after 6 kids for the last 2 weeks ..however the problem is that my period has started and is very heavy and painful this ok ? should i stop the pill and take my weeks break or just keep taking it ? Im very confused Im 29 with 1 8 yr old child,I have an underactive thyroid but other than that im healthy . Many thanks x
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
Stress and strain can alter the hormonal levels.
And can lead to menstrual irregularities.
While using pills also, menstrual irregularity can be seen.
Now you should not stop the pills, as if you stop the pills in the middle of the month, the purpose of using the pills will not fulfill.
Instead with your doctor's advice, you can go for antifibrinolytic drugs or additional dose of hormones.
And continue the pills as usual.
Once the bleeding decreases you can stop the additional tablets.
Recheck for your thyroid profile once and make necessary alterations in the dose if needed.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 12 Apr 2014
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