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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo View Post
    I was going to suggest the ring, since it's lower hormones, but I see that's not an option for you. I wonder why it affects uterine cysts?

    I have to be on hormonal BC because without it I get ovarian cysts and I feel like I am DYING when they burst. Seriously, I called 911 and I think I have a pretty high pain tolerance.
    Well, my "normal" testosterone levels are way high and although a low dose of estrogen keeps my cramps in check, it does jack-all to normalize my periods... it's confusing and honestly, I should probably do some more reading on it because I still don't get it. I know my uterus is a bitch... I wish I could just literally cut it out and forget about it.
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    The only real way to diagnose endo is through laporoscopy. My dr suggest we go in to find out and if there was any, then remove. Though the testosteone is worrisome - that is a normal indicator of PCOS. And talk about a bitch to deal with both of them.

    Lo, I made Mr. Friday drive me to the ER each time I've had cysts rupture. Worst pain of my life. I seriously was begging for my dr to just take the damn things out so I didn't have to go through it again.

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    SO I am at a total loss right now... my sex drive always returns towards the end of my "pink week" and lately any time my husband and I have attempted sex it winds up hurting like crazy towards the "end". Seriously, I don't know how else to explain the pain other than it feels like "rug burn" inside me. Does that make sense? Like far up 'there'... It's driving me crazy and it makes me feel like shit when I have to stop him... especially when he's getting close, ya know? Trying to convince him that it's not his fault (because I really don't think it is) is getting harder and harder each time. This has happened the last 3-4 times we've had sex.

    And it happened again last night... I am overwhelmed and depressed today because I can't shake the shitty feeling. :'(
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    Do you have a gyno? I'd call and ask for advice. My guess would be that they'd want to run some labwork to check your hormone levels. I know there are creams and whatnots they can prescribe if you are experiencing dryness, or they might advise you to try a lubricant.
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    I don't have a "gyno" but my MD is familiar with my "issues"... so to speak... last time we checked my hormones my testosterone was high and estrogen low, we've been trying to normalize that with low dose B.C. And I'm taking a low dose thyroid medicine because my thyroid is a little hyperactive, so I hope that isn't effective it, too. :/

    I'm going to call her next week and set up an appointment... I'm tired of this and I'd like to have some normal sex with my husband FFS
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    Not sure I follow what's going on with your thyroid -- what medication are you taking, if you don't mind my asking? I have Hashimoto's (an autoimmune disorder that causes hypothroidism) and have been on medication since childhood, but have never noticed that it had any effect on my sex life aside from being too tired to bother when my levels were really off.
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    Oh man, I can't remember the name of the thyroid medicine, levox-a-something?... I don't think it's effecting my sex life but with my body (since it's being a jerk right now) I never know. That's why I brought it up

    Hypothyroidism runs in my family and we're really just trying to normalize those hormones because it's effecting my weight a lot. I'm wondering though if the changes in my diet and increased exercises could effect my "lady bits"...?
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    While I believe your MD has your best interests in mind, I also believe that your next step should be finding and speaking with a gynecologist. She (or he) would be able to address your concerns and conditions with more expertise than a general practioner (or us).
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    Levothyroxine -- the generic version of Synthroid. Or Levoxyl, which is a brand name for the same thing. I used to be on that for a number of years, but some people do not respond to the generic version, for whatever reason, which was the case with me, so they made me switch back to Synthroid. (Which sucked, because it's like six times more expensive!) Thyroid stuff is tricky. The medication is so tightly titrated that a little difference can have a huge effect. It's probably worth asking your MD to check your TSH level if he/she is going to do blood work anyway.

    I was thrown because your previous post said your thyroid was "hyperactive," which isn't the case with hypothyroidism. Your thyroid is actually under-performing, that's why the TSH level is too high, it isn't uptaking the hormone as it's supposed to in order to regulate your metabolism properly.

    Sorry you're having to deal with that on top of having sexual issues -- like I said, I've been managing thyroid issues since childhood, and sometimes it's just really frustrating. You go along for quite a while and everything seems okay, and then you just go wonky and they can't figure out why. Plus it can be difficult to try and make yourself understood to a physician who isn't an endo specialist -- it isn't until I started seeing one that I could make anyone understand that I know when I feel best and what range I'd like my TSH in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Churumbela View Post
    Levothyroxine -- the generic version of Synthroid. Or Levoxyl, which is a brand name for the same thing. I used to be on that for a number of years, but some people do not respond to the generic version, for whatever reason, which was the case with me, so they made me switch back to Synthroid. (Which sucked, because it's like six times more expensive!) Thyroid stuff is tricky. The medication is so tightly titrated that a little difference can have a huge effect. It's probably worth asking your MD to check your TSH level if he/she is going to do blood work anyway.

    I was thrown because your previous post said your thyroid was "hyperactive," which isn't the case with hypothyroidism. Your thyroid is actually under-performing, that's why the TSH level is too high, it isn't uptaking the hormone as it's supposed to in order to regulate your metabolism properly.

    Sorry you're having to deal with that on top of having sexual issues -- like I said, I've been managing thyroid issues since childhood, and sometimes it's just really frustrating. You go along for quite a while and everything seems okay, and then you just go wonky and they can't figure out why. Plus it can be difficult to try and make yourself understood to a physician who isn't an endo specialist -- it isn't until I started seeing one that I could make anyone understand that I know when I feel best and what range I'd like my TSH in.
    I knew some of what I typed sounded wrong... My brain is a little scattered today :s Thanks for your support and understanding. It's so frustrating to have your body seeming to be working against you, so it's nice to have people to talk to about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tully View Post
    While I believe your MD has your best interests in mind, I also believe that your next step should be finding and speaking with a gynecologist. She (or he) would be able to address your concerns and conditions with more expertise than a general practioner (or us).
    I'm going to ask my MD about referring me to someone, hopefully it's covered by my insurance!
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    I can't imagine that it wouldn't be, but I don't put anything past insurance companies! If needed, the gynecologist might even be able to refer you to a sexual health doctor, who would be even more prepared to get your body back on track (that's less likely to be covered, though).
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    I hope it's covered, too! Tully is absolutely right -- much as I respect GPs, if I have something that I really want to understand and have dealt with, I go to a specialist. I'm practically collecting an entire set! Currently includes a dermatologist, ob/gyn, rheumatologist, endocrinologist and an ENT!

    If you ever want to vent or chat about stupid thyroid crap, I'm here. I can talk about thyroid disorders for hours on end.
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    Thanks guys
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    Finally saw an OBGYN... had exam and its a pretty basic problem.

    But today my, uh, nethers are... uncomfortable. :/
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