Accutane and hypothyroidism

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Avatar n tn It did bring up alot of serious side effects and developing hypothyroidism was discussed. As for cancer, I did not see and relation. That however does not mean it may have not promoted something. When you are unstable with hypothyroidism, commonly a nodule can form on the thyroid gland. However that nodule forms into cancer, I don't know. Sorry about the minimal information, there wasn't much out there to really look at.
Avatar m tn I can say, nothing has helped the way accutane has. I got a hair cut and made the mistake of getting my hair texturized. My cousin made a comment about my hair so, now I am concerned about it thinning. Upon further inspection, it feels thinner near the crown but, she did texturize my hair. Also, I was laying on it in a certain spot. I took a video with my phone for further inspection finding nothing but I will keep a close eye on it. Is rogain out of the question while on accutane?
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar m tn after that i had Shaking in my hand (for 3 month then it removed) and bad concentration (i did not know till now why i did not go dr may i was thinking that is not problem ) after 4 year i did a test for thyroid and the result was positive for hypothyroidism , i want to ask if there is connection between the medication (Isotretinoin and accutane) and hypothyroidism and if it reversible
Avatar f tn It doesn't seem like it is enough for my son, though. His fingers and feet are still hurting. He started Accutane (20/every other day) in September. I am just trying to figure out if anything is connected and if we should be doing anything else. I don't figure we would give him any Raynaud's meds, even if they were offered by a doctor, but I would hate to not notice if he has some other illness.
Avatar n tn It's interesting, looking back at my symptoms and knowing now that I have PCOS and hypothyroidism... I've had hormonal problems ever since I hit puberty and I'm 26 now. I had really heavy, irregular periods beginning around 15 years old, along with stubborn, cystic acne. I tried everything for my acne, including Accutane, but the only thing that ever really helped was the Pill.
14245424 tn?1433565741 Or am i too young to get it? Is hypothyroidism a source for my nervousness and these anxiety physical symptoms? and how do i overcome this/can i ever overcome this?
Avatar f tn after 3 months of treatment, I developed wrists and ankles tendinitis. I tried NSAID, PT, cast at the wrist and iontophoresis, but nothing helped. After 5 months of treatment I couldn’t move my arms anymore. Doctors were useless. After long searching, I read that non treated hypothyroidism could lead to endless tendinitis, especially when T3 are needed. Because my doctor didn’t want to prescribe me Armour, I decided to buy Thyro-Gold, an OTC thyroid hormon.
Avatar f tn If the symptoms persist then oral and topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and tretinoin/isotretinoin or accutane may be needed. Stop smoking and too much intake of coffee and tea. It is best to consult a dermatologist if symptoms are severe or persistent. I hope it helps. Kind regards.
Avatar f tn you were positive on them both. Hashimoto's causes hypothyroidism.... you have symptoms (and blood work to back it up) of hypothyroidism, plus the antibodies; therefore, you have symptoms of Hashimoto's...... Yep, I'm thinkin' you might want to start looking for a different doctor.
215905 tn?1214505001 Doing a bit of research on the internet, I did wonder if the jelly-like cellulite which I have never had before in my life is what they call myxedema, and if that can be caused by hyperthyroidism as well as hypothyroidism. I noticed that I have that all over, most noticeable on arms, and that it is all subdermal and the least affected place is round my waist - thankful for small mercies. I am taking bisoprolol, a beta blocker, for heart arrhythmia and tachycardia.
Avatar n tn If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
Avatar n tn Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with a case of bell's palsy back in July 2014 and I took the drug accutane for about 6 months for severe acne I had 3-4 years ago. For about 6 years now I've had a strange problem. Right around the cheekbones on the upper part of my cheeks I feel constant pain. When I'm relaxed the pain is dull but when I get stressed (going to work, working out, etc) it becomes sharp pain. I will sometimes feel the occasional sharp pain while I'm relaxed too.
Avatar m tn I hit early puberty and grew tall, and never had bowel problems of any sort until after Accutane. However, I have been gluten-free for about 3 months now and have noticed no change, and they said that i caught it early.
Avatar m tn A good thyroid doctor will treat a hypo patient clinically by testing and adjusting Free T3 and Free T4 as necessary to relieve symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels. You can get some good insight into clinical treatment from this letter written by a good thyroid doctor for patients that he sometimes consults with after initial tests and evaluation. The letter is then sent to the participating doctor of the patient to help guide treatment.
Avatar f tn Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
Avatar f tn Hi, My husband is 42 years old and have diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid gland was removed this year Jan. He under the medication of synthroid now.Before this issue also he was having high levels of triglyceride in this blood. Before 2 months when he checked it was under 250 and when he checked this month it was increased to 393. Now my question is with proper exercise and diet can his triglyceride can be reduced? & people with no thyroid gland can also reduce the triglyceride?
Avatar n tn If his only problem was his stomach, I wouldn't be that concerned, but he also suffers from joint pain, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, occasional pins and needles and 'burning', and the oddest symptom to me is that he wakes up in the mornings feeling hungover even though he's not had a drink. I keep thinking it's a food sensitivity, as he feels the worst after eating.
Avatar f tn 3) Also, my doc told me that I am probably more susceptible to recurrences due to they fact that i have hypothyroidism and am taking accutane for acne. Is this true? Does that mean the OBs will lessen once i stop taking the accutane? I am getting married soon to a wonderful man and although he is ok with my status, he is negative for both and I do not want to pass it on to him. I am also worried that if sex is a trigger that i will never be able to have a normal sex life again.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar f tn I also have my first appointment with a dermatologist in two weeks, and I want to ask for Accutane. I've done a lot of research on it and although the side effects are scary, I'd rather deal with them for a while and get rid of acne, than deal with acne any longer. Any opinions or comments on the subject would be of great help. Sorry that my post is kind of all over the place.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 43 years old and about ten years ago started breaking out and gradually became allergic to certain foods and ALL alcohol. The last three years I have been on low dose accutane, although my derm wanted me to do a much higher dose, my body just couldn't take it so I do my own dosage of 20 mgs per week. I try to prolong it as long as I can. Now, on top of this I also take antihistamines for my allergies. I am basically dried up.
Avatar n tn plus, like you said, overdrying will lead to more oil. There is a 100% cure..... If you go to your derm and beg him to put you on accutane, the oil will surely clear up within days..... I did this the first time around...but the problem is you have to wait 30 days before you will get the prescription because you need to have two negative pregnancy tests. But that's last resort if nothing else works.... Please try the palmolive/apple cider vinegar and let me know if it works.
Avatar f tn that one that has always bothered me. Always there, when **** hits the fan. I hate it. I love it when I am so free and floating one with the universe. Now it hit me hard, like a facial splat coming from the 5th floor, sounding a gong in my ears - it has been that deep. Like the remembrance of depression has totally came over uninvited, placed its seat in the throne of my thyroid. But it's not depression that sneaked in that frightened my being. It is my life I fought so hard for.
Avatar f tn ESR and RF are not needed for a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. However, ESR may be elevated due to many conditions including thyroid disease. 95% of adults have been infected with EBV. EBV can reactivate at any time but usually there are no symptoms. If you have symptoms of glandular fever/mono they are flu like symptoms including sore throat, low grade fever, fatigue, malaise, swollen lymph nodes (especially neck glands), poor appetite.
Avatar f tn Hi, I've had a lump/swelling on the left side of my throat for a couple of months. I didn't think much of it at first nor did my parents plus it wasn't really noticeable only when I touched it I felt a small lump. It became more noticeable and a bit larger and it moved when I swallowed, until about one month ago I had difficulty eating and sleeping and I felt it in my throat for 2 nights only, but then it went back normal.
Avatar f tn My mom has hypothyroidism. My levels are all pretty normal except for iron and B12 (which I need to start taking again). Anyways, any ideas, thanks for letting me vent.
Avatar n tn isotretinoin (Accutane) and etretinate (Tegison) - Anticonvulsants for epilepsy: trimethadione (Tridione) - Antidepressants: tricyclics, amphetamines - Beta blocker drugs for high blood pressure: atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal) and timolol (Blocadren) - Antithyroid agents: carbimazole, Iodine, thiocyanate, thiouracil - Others: Blood thinners, male hormones (anabolic steroids)
Avatar f tn During my biopsy I noticed a young man in the room who had liver damage due to accutane. There are so many things that can raise those numbers, and remember the liver regenerates itself with care and time.