Hi WishClean! I have a few questions for you about inositol, as I see you have had some impressive results. I am currently on birth control but wanted to supplement with an anti-androgen, because I am still not clear. Is inositol safe to take with birth control?
I recently got a hormone test, but because I am on birth control, I don't know if I should trust the results. Apparently, my estrogen and androgen and progesterone seemed fine to my doctor, but my thyroid was slightly low (I have no symptoms of hypothyroidism but many symptoms of high androgens, such as acne, hirsutism, hair shedding, etc.) Do you think inositol is safe for me to take?
I won't do anything until I talk to my doctor and see how my second blood test looks, but if my doctors continue to give me no answers, I want to have something to try that I can use in conjunction with birth control that won't have any freaky effects on my body
Hey! Yes it is safe because it's a vitamin. Don't take more than you need, though.
Blood tests are useless for testing hormone levels. You can have high androgens and "normal" blood tests.
Another cause of hirsutism and hair shedding is estrogen dominance/progesterone deficiency. I had signs of both androgen excess and estrogen dominance....now I complemented inositol with DIM (thanks to hearts' posts) and taking them both seems to have reduced some other symptoms I had besides acne.