Graves disease and itchy skin

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losing weight, itchy skin, heat sensitivity, heart palpitations, insomnia, light mentstrual cycle, Raynauds (numbness and tingling), plus it feels like I have a lump in my throat with trouble swallowing. The one symptom that has my doctor stumped is that I seem to be sensitive to a lot of foods now. My doctor doubts it's food allergies.
Hi . I have had graves disease for 12 years, and suffered with skin rashes and hives. I do believe it can be a common problem off graves, what are your rashes like and were are they? what is the appearance off them. and do you take anti-thyroid drugs, as this can make rashes worse. What are youre latest bloods, ft3, ft4,tsh. Hope this off some benefit. Take care keep me posted. Nicola.
I am experiencing dry skin all over and I get an itchy burning sensation around my nose. As trival as this sounds after what I've dealt with for the last two years, the itchy burning around my nose gets very uncomfortable, it drives me nuts to be blunt. This has been going on for about 3 months. I was wondering if this was a problem with my Synthoid or simply menopause. I haven't had a period for about 2 months and before that it waited 3 months so it could be menopause, I am 48 years old.
In your opinion, could this be Graves disease? What points toward/against a Graves diagnosis? 2. Do most Endos consider the TSI test definitive for Graves even if levels are less than 125%? What is your opinion on that? 3. I've read some medical literature that dopaminergic agents can affect thyroid hormone tests. Is it possible that the medications I've taken longterm (Wellbutrin and Adderall, both of which affect dopamine) might be skewing my lab numbers?
I have recently been diagnosed with both graves and hashimoto's disease and I am only 26 years old. My T3 and T4 's were in the 1000's and my TSH levels are <.006. The dr. gave me propranalol for the heart irregularities and the tremors I get and also prescribed me Methimazole. I told the dr. I didn't want to take the Methimazole because I am very sensitive to medications and I do not want to deal with the side effects such as a weakened immune system.
They were clear and very itchy, and if he squeezed them, they popped and clear liquid came out. He was also working around a lot of harsh chemicals at the time, but his endocrinologist thought the bumps were probably related to the thyroid problems. You should go to the doctor, regardless, if those bumps don't go away.
Doctor instructed me to keep taking Adepex for another month until I plateau with weightloss, then stop taking medication and begin treatment for Graves Disease using one of the three options given: medication, RAI or surgery. 1) Just need a second opinion on diagnosis of Graves before I jump in with treatment options. Anything else I should be doing?
0 and Thyroglobulin 18 - said he wanted it below 20. I feel so much better, really - but still having hair loss and itchy skin - now have a funky cough - periods are all wacked out - and i still have some edema. What are your thoughts on this? I think I am afraid of secondary cancers. When i had RAI, they gave me 175 millicures...that's pretty high isn't it? Hope this finds you doing well.
My 17 year old daughter has been taking her anti-thyroid meds for 2 1/2 weeks after being diagnosed with Graves Disease. She has been complaining of ichy bumps on various places on her skin (knuckles, back, arms, back of knees, etc.) as well as swollen fingers since yesterday. She has no history of rashes or allergies to anything. I know it may be a mild virus. I was wondering if any other Graves people have experienced any sypmtoms like these. Thanks.
I have read where all over itching can be related to thyroid. Dry itchy skin also, etc. Anything is possible and nothing surprising. Good luck with the nodule results, I hope it comes out non-cancer. The same with your surgery.
of methamozole for nearly 3 weeks after being diagnosed with Graves Disease. She has been complaining of ichy bumps on various places on her skin (knuckles, back, arms, back of knees, etc.) as well as swollen fingers since late Tuesday night. In fact, my daughter had to use olive oil to get her class ring off her finger this morning because her hands were even more swollen after waking up (which I told her was odd, since I thought swelling problems usually improve after sleeping).
By the end of 2005, I was starting to feel very tired all of the time and was having alot of trouble sleeping, so I finally started on PTU for the Graves Disease. Within weeks, I developed a mealy, intensely itchy rash on over 80% of my body. At one point, I thought I would lose my mind over the itching alone. My endo changed my prescription to Methimizole, but the itching was relentless. After three months on the thyroid medication, everything came crashing down.
Your not alone believe me and thats without the sleepless nights, the feeling hot and the cramps in your legs and feet and on top of that the muddled thinking and depression. It's a horrible disease.
The Role of Thyroid Antibodies Several groups of researchers have described a relationship between chronic urticaria and thyroid disease, primarily Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and to a lesser extent Gravesdisease. These patients typically have levels thyroid peroxidase antibodies. In general, these patients had severe chronic urticaria/angioedema and no other signs of thyroid disease although some patients had a slight goiter.
Otherwise, my family doctor can handle testing my TSH and monitoring my Synthroid dosage. I've issues with itchy skin lately - mostly my torso, but I think it's just dry skin. Moisturizing makes it go away pretty much. Easy to blame stuff on Graves! So, now when I feel something, I just say, "Must be that pesky Graves!" I shouldn't be surprised that I developed this condition. Endocrine issues must run in my family.
In your opinion, could this be Graves disease? Possibly Silent Thyroiditis concomitant/moving into Graves? What points toward/against a Graves diagnosis? 2. Do you consider TSI-Ab definitive for Graves even if levels are under 125%? I've read conflicting info. 3. I've read in clincial literature that dopaminergic agents can affect T-hormone tests. Is it possible that the longtime medications I've taken, Wellbutrin and Adderall, both of which affect dopamine, might be skewing my tests numbers?
I just stumbled across this site that looks to have a potential diagnosis/solution. (www.hillderm.com/skin-disease-treatments/itchy-ears.shtml) They call it Chronic Eczematous External Otitis and recommend prescription ear drops called DermOtic Oil. I have no idea how good the info is, but I'm going to check it out. I'm also going to look into the food allergy idea, as I'm the type that wants to know what caused this in the first place.
If the itchy red shin is due to pretibial myxedema then various other features like protrusion of eyes, difficulty in closing eyelids, dry pale skin, heat intolerance, weight loss, increased appetite and thinning of hair are present. In ring worm disease, ring-like raised itchy patches and blisters and scabs are present Pls get your blood sugar and your thyroid profile checked. An appointment with a dermatologist/endocrinologist will also help. Regards and pls do keep us posted.
I am still taking a beta blocker to slow down my heart which will still will get up to 130bpm resting. I also have Thyroid eye disease and have been taking prednisone for 6 weeks now. Being on the prednisone has been far worse than the RAI. Good luck and feel free to check out my journal.
I too have the same and my skin has gone exceedingly dry also. I have just moved to London ( v cold) so my skin has gone quite a bit drier. Once I moisturise (use Shea Butter formula) the itching goes and they seem to subside. I think it’s a reaction to temp which can affect people with sensitive skin. Just moisturise and exfoliate twice a week to get rid of excess skin and it will help heaps.
a long time ago (maybe a year or so), i was talking to someone about some brown patches on my skin (and theirs) that look like collections of freckles, and that my endo said they were caused by my thyroid problem. i said i'd post if i found any more info, so hopefully whoever i was talking to will see this!
My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with Graves Disease and began a low dose of the anti-thyroid med 2 1/2 weeks ago. She will have her first blood draw on this coming Friday to see where her levels are. She is complaining of itchy bumps on various parts of her skin (arms, knuckles, backs of knees, back) as well as swelling in her fingers. My daughter has never had a rash before and has no history of allergies to foods or anything else.
Sometimes my eye will seem like it's getting better but then gets really dry skin and begins to peel. My left eye gets itchy only on the upper-half, never swells or gets red. I don't know what to do, I've tried a lot of different treatments, baby soap, etc. The most recent symptom has been that my right eye has been twitching! I need help! I'm worried if I go to the doctor I won't get good results like many people on here... Thanks for the help!
Yes, I had a rotten rash all over my hands, and a little bit on my legs before I was diagnosed hyperthyroid (Graves Disease). In fact, the rash is what sent me to the doctor, since I was trying hard to ignore the symptoms I was experiencing (not a good idea as I look back on that time in my life). My rash looked like poison ivy, but in January that was pretty hard to believe.
I have had several symptoms for a long time that are getting worse and some new ones that have appered. I have depression, weight gain, itchy dry skin, hair loss, migrains, brittle nails, constipation, fatigue, puffy hands, muscle pain, and very recently started having palpatations and appetite loss. I had a thyroid ultrascan a year ago and they said that it was slightly enlarged and I had a few nodules but nothing to worry about.
I'm not sure I can answer all your questions, but I can start. If I forget to answer anything, feel free to give me a nudge down the road! Thyroid 101: The pituitary (master endocrine gland) checks blood levels of the two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. If levels are low, it puts out TSH to stimulate the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones. If too high, it doesn't put out TSH. T4 is produced by the thyroid and so is a little T3. However, most T3 comes from the conversion of T4 to T3.
Confusion and foggy feeling. Fatigue and anxiety. Not sure you can attribute the foot problems to hyper symptoms, but dry skin and itchyness sounds familiar. Get copies of all your tests to keep at home. Don't go to the doctor and let them say "your tests were blah blah blah" and then go home thinking you'll remember any of it. When you see the Endo, take a written list of questions so you don't walk out and five minutes later think "OH! I was going to ask...".
Unremarkable medical history except for graves disease diagnosed 22 years ago with subsequent ablation of the thyroid and thyroid replacement with levoxyl ever since.
more so when down at my sides and less so when elevated, but always red. They swell up at night and sometimes fall asleep on me too. I know that many Raynaud type disease show up in teens, but I am in my 30's. Wish I knew what this was and how to help myself. I have been tested for just about everything and all they have come up with is that I should take an asprin a day. It doesn''t seem to help at all. I will continue to share any new info I get.
Except for some thyroid abnormalities nothing explains this kind of pain. I do not have Hashi or Graves and only a slightly elevated ANA. I've been tested for all viruses, HIV and lyme (not the co-infections) I don't feel pain in the thyroid area it's higher up in the neck on the right side. My lymph nodes remain swollen and inflammed months after the onset. Symptoms die down in about 3-6months but are triggered again by another cold. There is definite inflammation.
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