In 2009 and 2010 (age 40 and 41) I had car accidents that resulted in whiplash and received excessive steroid treatment. My thyroid labs have always been fine but in 2011 my cycles started to be irregular, I started to have trouble with blood pressure, increased heart rate, sweating, hypo glycemic episodes, sleep disturbance, fatique, decreased decreased ability to tolerate stress, manage moods and energy. I was diagnosed w insulin resistance and now take metformin, bystolic for heart rate, lotrel for blood pressure. I had an episode of chest pain that got me hospitalized for cardiac. It was then in was told my thyroid was 4.5; 6 months earlier it was 1.2. I was put on 50mcg synthroid last April; I had back surgery L5S1 fusion July, 2012 and have not had periods. Saw my OB May,2013 and she said my labs were not menopausal a year ago but are now 39. She informed me I skipped pre-menopause and am in full menopause at 44 and can offer me hormone patches for sweating symptoms. After my OB visit, I asked my endo if I could try Armour and he agreed. I started 30 7/16/13; 8/2 I had some spotting and very light cycle; 8/10 I started another cycle but it is heavy. I am wondering if I am not in menopause and my body system regulation issues are a result of my thyroid and the Armour is regulating me. I am having more trouble sleeping but I have only been on Armour a little over a month. I have always been healthy and don't understand how everything can go wrong in a couple years, or if the stress from the pain from the auto accidents contributed. I have incredible joint pain in my hips, knee, and interior arches of feet and ankles. Is it menopause; if so, why do I have a period since starting Armour? Can thyroid cause conflicts in body system functioning?View Thread
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