Years ago when I was taking Levothyroxine I also had very, very heavy bleeding and would sometimes bleed the way you described (off and on, weeks at a time, and very heavy). I have no idea if it was connected to the Levothyroxine or not. It didn't happen all the time but there was a period of time it was happening. It could be any number of things that are causing it.
In the end it's the capillaries inside your uterus that are not clamping down and stopping the blood flow, for whatever reason.
One thing I would do because of the heavy bleeding and how long you've bled (plus just because your a thyroid patient) is go in and request a ferritin level check. Your ferritin can drop quickly and with that kind of blood loss you can become anemic. Symptoms are pretty much the same as hypo; hair loss, extreme fatigue, heart palps, etc.
Also, I would do an Endometrial Ablation versus a hysterectomy. It's less invasive, an in and out procedure, and you end up with no period or one that requires a pantyliner (if that) for 1-2 days during your cycle. Your OBGYN should be able to do the procedure.
Thank you for the information! I never heard of this procedure yet. I will definitely talk to the doctor about this at my appointment on Monday. I wonder if this would work with fibroids too? I will know more about my condition after they read the ultrasound results.
I also tried taking the progesterone pill about an hour after taking my thyroid pill & the bleeding has been lighter and controlled for now. I hope they will keep me on this until we decide what procedure & when.
Wow! I did some research on what the Endometrial Ablation is & how it effects people. Unfortunately, it seems that most people are not happy they had it mostly because of the pain and recurring bleeding. I would have to think very carefully about this one. For reference: http://www.medicinenet.com/endometrial_ablation/discussion-863-page4.htm
I had an Endometrial Ablation a year and a half ago. I read a ton of stuff online too. The ones online (like anything) are normally people that had issues so you'll see more of those type of posts online.
I can tell you that I had no pain whatsoever. I was given a prescription for pain pills and only took one 5mg vicodin after the procedure but was doing laundry and cleaning the house by the afternoon. I didn't have any side effects that I read about online. I now either don't have a period or will have one or two days where I have a couple spots on a pantyliner.
But, it may or may not be for you since you have a different situation with the fibroids. I'd at least mention it to your Dr and see what his/her opinion is about it.