Levothyroxine and rash

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Avatar f tn I was trying to determine if levothyroxine can cause rash and came across this website. I had been taking 60mg (1 grain) armour but was that was recently adjusted to 45mg armour and 25mcg levothyroxine due to the following lab results: TSH 1.19 (0.34-5.60) Free T4 0.61 (.61-1.12) Free T3 5.3 (2.0-4.4) T3 187 (71-180) Reverse T3 19 (13.5-34.2) My ears and hairline have a bubbly red rash.
8170270 tn?1413848935 A few days after starting this new medication I developed hives and a rash all over my body. I do not have a gluten intolerance though I typically avoid it and I am on no other daily medication. I have been taking Benadryl around the clock but it seems to be getting worse. I called my endo and he said he's never heard of such a thing. Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar f tn Have had allergic to anything conatining levothyroxine. Tremors, rash, nervosuness, irregualr heart beat heat intolerance chest pain, breathign difficulties. I was admitted this past week with the above problems after trying levothyroxine with a cornstarch filler, have tried all the brand names and have been found to be allergic to avicelluloese and methycellulose. I am using an endo and a compounding pharmacy. Have also tried injections of synthroid and have had numerous hospitalizations.
Avatar n tn It's weird because yesterday I was sat around all day in the sun and it really burned, and today I have been active and hot in the sun and it hasn't burned hardly at all.
Avatar f tn according to my doctor my tsh is high (as are the antibodies) and that is what i was put on the medicine for was a high tsh. my t4 and t3 are in normal range.
Avatar n tn Almost all the oddities began AFTER I started taking levothyroxine, and yet overall, it has seemed to me that I was deteriorating rapidly into unwellness anyway, and levothyroxine has been a good thing...but oh, the ups and downs have been something else again. AppleJacs, I am glad that you have a physician you trust, and I am glad that she has referred you to an endocrinologist.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed having an under active thyroid about 1.5 years ago, my results being "borderline". I am now on 50mg of levothyroxine sodium. Recently I have developed a itchy red rash and it keeps on spreading! Please help! Is this an affect of levothyroxine? When I was initially diagnosed I was also severely anemic, which can also be a cause of my symptoms, fatigue, hair loss, weight gain etc...
Avatar n tn , include urticaria, pruritus, - skin rash/hives, flushing, angioedema, various GI symptoms (abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), fever, arthralgia, serum sickness and wheezing. Hypersensitivity to levothyroxine itself is not known to occur. Other reactions are caused from overdose of medications (cardiac symptoms as anginous pain, cardiac arrhythmia and palpitations, and cramp in the skeletal musculature.
Avatar f tn So I've now been on 88 mcg of Levothyroxine for almost 8 weeks. I went through a rough time of subacute thyroiditis starting this spring and was first very hyper then very hypo. My blood draw just before starting the Levo was: TSH: 18.70 (0.47-4.68) Free T4:0.39 (0.78-2.19) Total T3: 0.94 (0.97-1.69) I just checked my levels again, first time after starting Levo: TSH: 0.10 Free T4: 1.31 Total T3: 1.
Avatar n tn By the following day, both my hands would begin to burn and itch. This caused me to scratch.Then the redness and swelling would occur and the welts and hives started. All of the skin changes only happen after I scratch or rub the areas. But the areas would get larger as I would scratch. Then the welts and hives would disappear as quickly as they arrived.Then the burning sensation would return off and on throughout the day and evening.
Avatar m tn Her GP sent her to a Dermatologist who has determined nothing external is causing the rash and told her to go back to her GP. it started on her arms legs, back and stomach and is now getting worse - it is now on her scalp, goin area, under her breasts and bottox. Mom is also anxious, depressed, suffering brain fog and putting on weight.
Avatar m tn After a week or so, he began exhibiting symptoms of mania, delusional thinking, and paranoia. He saw the doctor who had prescribed the Levothyroxine, and told him how he was feeling. the doctor sent him to the emergency room. That night, he entered a psych hospital and has been there for 6 days. Doctors say he has had a manic episode, and are leaning towards diagnosing him with bipolar. They're trying a couple anti-psychotic meds and plan to release him in six days.
Avatar f tn 3 days later back to the ER, thought I was having a heart attack,shortness of breath, burning red rash on chest and face,chest pain/pressure. Did an EKG, blood work, and chest x-rays, ev. was normal. Put me on a Holter Monitor for 24 hrs which said I have premature beats(pvc's)-told that can be normal in a person my age. (I'm 31yo female) Stopped taking thyroxine after 10 days bcuz I was feeling so bad.
Avatar m tn 08 January 27th – 08 February 9th – Return from Madrid and 6 hours later had upper and lower limb shakes and rash. Further 18 hours later, being sick, diarrhoea, fuzzy head. Three weeks to recover. Suspected poisoning from drinking hotel water / seafood (prawns and oysters).
Avatar f tn I went hypothyroid for the first time in Sept 2008.....quickly diagnosed and treated with Levothyroxine. I was fine until Feb 2009....when I my body went nuts. IBS, muscle fatigue, now muscle pain, brain fog, nausea. In Oct 2009....I magically was cured....after taking a colon cleansing treatment for 2 months. Then in Feb 2010, it all came back. I have been unable to shake it this time and it's been 16 months. The latest diagnosis is Lupus becaus of high ANA titers.
1018470 tn?1251337123 Pray she will put her on it....I am thinking equal to what she is on (125 mcg Levothyroxine) and give it a week and see how she feels, then possibly titrate up 1/4 grain for a week or two? Have her labs done (TSH, FT3, FT4 & RT3). I am going to get to the bottom of why I can't get all the labs, when I know they've done them? The doc's office will not like me tomorrow, yet once again.....good grief! I just know she has the RT3 problem too!
Avatar n tn I have this hell rash going on. I am taking levothyroxine for thyroid and colchicine for gout.I had genital herpes which rears up now and then. The rash started on the back opf my torso it is as ictchy as hell I seem to run a tempreture now and then slightly and it gets more itchey it is now on my arms. on my upper legs I have small blotches with dry skin on top. I am under a huge amount of stress at the moment. The rash has no blisters and I am feeling the cold a bit.
Avatar m tn So I am not ruling out the connection between the rash and the active t4 ingredient in both the synthroid and compounded tablets. I am guessing it is probably the same ingredient in both of those pills. The compounded one has no fillers or dyes, that's the difference, as I understand it. Here are my values - note that the range values remain constant at: TSH =.4 - 5.8, t4 = .7 - 1.2 9/11: not on any meds TSH = 28; t4 = .48 10/11: start 5 mc grms synthroid 1/12: TSH = .
Avatar n tn hai iam workman ,presently my age 24 and mt wt 50 and i taking levothyroxine tablets 4 years , 4 years back i have same wt and i looking like a childish and my tsh ,t3 ,t4 results are same so how to increase my body wt and improve body stucture
Avatar n tn I saw a Dr. and he said the rash on my face is eczema and the rash between my fingers is hyper something or other that is caused by stress. I had been off my meds (levothyroxine) for over a week when I noticed the itching in my ears first then the rash came on my hands and then the red whelpy rash with some fine bumps that itch like the dickens, on my inner and top of my thighs, buttocks, hips some on my back. Sometimes the rash moves around or goes away a little in some areas.
Avatar f tn When test results are back, then get a copy for your records, and post results and reference ranges here, and members can help interpret and advise further. It is always good to get a copy and write down on there how you were feeling and what meds you were taking. These can be very valuable as future references. The doctor is required to give you a copy upon your request.
1249939 tn?1313320543 Not raised, heat-sensitive. Ampicillin, Diamox, Pseudotumor cerebri, Levothyroxine and hydrocortisone Fludrocortisone are the meds she was taking. Rash went away but would come back when she was in the sun. Red lacy net-like rash on hands.
Avatar f tn I'm also going through one of my itchy rash periods right now -- under my upper arms, on the insides of my thighs and lower legs. Noticed several other people posting about this. I take Levoxyl and am due to have levels tested. Has anyone found anything that really works to ease this itching? I've tried the Aveeno soaks and use Sarno cream. One doctor says it's yeast, another says it's atopic dermatitis and prescribes a steriod cream. Have had this last episode for about 2 weeks.
Avatar f tn I have had for the last year on an off an acne like skin rash on my neck both sides and on the jaw line. It comes and goes can be itchy and red and makes my skin feel rough even when its not visible. Does anyone else have these experiences and are there any cures or creams or is that the way it is now as I can not stop taking the thyroide medication and when I stop selenium and iodine I get very tired and my hair goes very thin and brittle. Any ideas anyone?
558059 tn?1288554544 It is difficult to comment on net. Levothyroxine rash would generally be more widespread. It can be shingles and it can also be fungal infection. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by a skin specialist if need be. Take care!
Avatar n tn Now I've developed rasheson my face,neck which has spread to my chestand back. the rash does not itch and are not swollen/red/bumpy. The rash is increaseing everyday and is more on the forehead and along the jawline.
741515 tn?1262540739 I guess my doctor will be surprised when I go to see him tomorrow and ask for these tests and changes to my medication. Of course, I will listen to his arguments to make sure that I make the right decision or stay on his program. I would appreciate any feedback or if anyone else is having these problems.
176741 tn?1295237589 I've wondered if it's related to gluten or dairy but finding this forum makes me think its related to the 75 micrograms levothyroxine I'm taking. I've been to my dermatologist and my primary care physician about this rash in the past and they just told me it was probably an allergy or atopic dermatitis.
Avatar n tn s the only medication I was taking and I keep breaking out in a rash and itching like crazy. It first started when I was on 100 mcg and I moved to 112 mcg and I still itched. I noticed that the 125 mcg doesn't have the same dye and I started taking that today. I will see in a few days but I haven't itched all day!!
Avatar f tn Morphology and location typical of neurodermatitis.Cortisone cremes help, of higher potency during flareups.Stress control is a must.