I am 24 and have had acne for years. I have tried everything, I mean EVERYTHING (including accutane twice!) and although at certain times it is more under control, it has never completely gone away. It was getting much better about a year ago but then I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been taking levothyroxin for a couple of months now and the acne is back in full force. I am underweight for my age and height but have lots of problems with facial hair (way to much for a girl!) and excess body hair in general and extremely oily skin. I know that there is definitely an underlying problem with this acne and facial hair and feel that hormones must be in play. I am on birth control, but even when I was off of it I have very regular periods so I don't think that I have PCOS. I am wondering if the hypothyroidism has anything to do with it? Any suggestions?
If the hypothyroidism is controlled by thyroid hormone, then it is not likely a significant contributor. Would consider asking your dermatologist, GYN or endocrinologist to test "male" hormones including 17-OH-Progesterone (a test of an uncommon adrenal disorder).
It sounds more so that you are having imbalances with your sex hormones (estrogen/testosterone) than with your thyroid hormones. Look into getting your hormones checked. They do blood tests mostly these days, although saliva tests are hugely helpful as well.
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