What kind of symptoms should make you suspicious?
If you notice any significant changes in your period, particularly regarding length of cycle, degree of bleeding, or frequency of cycle, you should contact your physician for a thyroid work up.
What are some key steps to take to manage menstrual symptoms...
- Verify that already diagnosed thyroid conditions are under optimal treatment. Even small changes in existing treatment plans can ameliorate menstrual symptoms related to the thyroid condition.
- Ensure that you are maintaining adequate nutrition, with special attention to minerals such as calcium.
- Investigate certain vitamin, mineral, and herb supplements for relief -- you must be careful when using dietary supplements, but there are a variety out there that can provide significant relief to some patients.