Synthroid itching

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Avatar f tn Apparently Synthethic Thyroid is the devil! Stopped it about 3 weeks ago, stomach pain and headaches stopped too! New dr is having my blood drawn tomorrow and then I have an appointment with him on tuesday. He has me charting my BBT again since that is clue to your thyroid function. I just wish I had been doing it all along!! Here's to me hoping for some improvement into the near future!
87651 tn?1259606003 I am on a lot of medications to include morphine so mine could be anyone of them except I don't think I started itching this badly until the Synthroid. I also feel shakey at times and irritable.
327369 tn?1326123508 Even with my thyroid I never have had dry skin or itching. This is totally new. Any ideas? I am so itchy! Is this related to the synthroid. If so.........why so long for the reaction? Thanks!!
910435 tn?1296752210 Does anyone else out there experience general itching? I'd say it's worse on my lower legs, below the knee (shin, calf, etc), behind my knees, armpits, and breasts. It itches so bad, that I will scratch it raw. There are no visible bumps until after I have started scratching a bit. Very strange, but it's quite annoying. I have issues with eczema, and I have steroid cream, but it's a small tube, I can't use it everywhere. I"m not sure what to do about this. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn PTU is treatment for hyperthyroidism. If your on Synthroid you aren't really connected to a PTU treatment. The skin crawling sensation is a common talked about concern for thyroid patients. Its a reaction to the meds and in most cases not really a concern as it is a short lived issue. Usually two weeks its gone along with a mild headache for some.
Avatar n tn Hey Doc, I had papillary cancer about 6 years ago. I just switched from synthroid to levothyroxine about a week ago, and now I'm itching like crazy! My arms and legs mostly. It's unbelievable. Is their enough of a difference between the two drugs to cause such side affects? Please help! I'm itching up a storm! And switching to levothyroxine is the ONLY thing that I have changed! Thanks!
Avatar n tn I can not believe how the (terrible) side effects are so similiar to the hypothyroid syptoms in the first place - itching, tightness in the chest, joint pain, leg cramps, hair loss, unusual hoarseness, unusual weight gain, trouble sleeping, abdominal cramps, constipation etc etc. I could go on and on but that is sufficient. How can I get off of this stuff?? cold turkey?? A.J.B.
Avatar f tn I had the same problem even before cytomel. Anxiety with synthroid and itching with levo. I know I need more t4, I just don't know how to go higher without side effects. I'm wondering will the itching go away if I continue to go up, or can I take Xanax together through the anxiety? I need more t4 even though my doc said my labs look great. I'm going to see a doctor on Tuesday that Gimel told me about. I can't wait. Also, I had these symptoms even before cytomel. Please let me know.
4121079 tn?1400272394 I don't have a question just stating what I have researched on my symptoms, I had been on Synthroid, Levothyroxine, I had started itching in April of 2014, till present, I Had went to the Endo, but He didn't think I was allergic to it, well I am allergic to something never in my life had I been allergic for anything to make me have rash or hives, this web page I found really answered my thoughts and questions, Even if you have hypo or hyper, you can experience hives or rashes before any treatmen
Avatar n tn Thanks for answering I had done a search before posting and I hadn't seen anyone complaining of itching and skin rashes that might be linked to synthroid... I'll search again! I also found the ask a doctor forum... I haven't search through it yet.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been suffering from severe itching all over my skin for the past year..I've tried to see a dermatologis but found no result. I have had micro-adenoma with increased levels of prolactin and hypothyroidism. I have been on Dostinex and Thyroxine for almost a year. Is it possible that itching is related to any of the two conditions or a side effect of the medication I'm taking? Thanks!
567228 tn?1318359066 called doc and she switched me to PTU, still had itching for about 3 weeks PYU, but with benadryl i could manage, the itching finally went away on PTU. Call your doc, you do not have to wait, the med came with side effects and when you should call or stop med, i believe hives was one of them. My hives lasted for about 3-4 days after i was taken off of methimazole. did a lot of aveeno baths and tried to stay as cool as possible. heat seems to exacerbate the hives.
Avatar n tn 51 yr f Was having symptoms of pain aching and itching of hands - L worse than right, some fuzzy in feet, sore painful neck and glands, heart racing, hair loss, felt terrible. Saw dr after labs and ultrasound dx cysts on thryoid and hypo put me on generic synthroid.25, also ?carpal tunnel and wrist brace.
Avatar f tn I am female middle-aged professor diagnosed hypo about 3 years ago with gradually increased dosage due to consistent hypo labs (don't have the old numbers).
Avatar m tn Does anyone know if there is any correlation between a blood clot and hypothyroid/synthroid? i haven't found anything online. I know some people get DVT, pulmonary embolism from Birth Control and i know that thyroid/synthroid stuff is hormone related but is there any significance or anything documented about hypothyroid/synthroid etc.. and pulmonary embolism? I can't find a reason why this happened to me. I had a PE a few weeks ago with no DVT and docs can't find a reason for it??
487889 tn?1232890789 is putting me on Synthroid. I start on it today or tomorrow, as soon as I go to the pharmacy and get it. Just wondering what to expect taking it? Side effects?? How long will it take when I will notice a change in how I feel??
Avatar f tn I am a 35 year old female with hashimotos's Thyroiditis. I have been taking synthroid for 4 years with no problems until about 2 weeks ago. Broke out in hives. I know it is the synthroid because right after I take it I begin itching and stinging, and now some chest tightness.. Tried Armour and am having the same problem. Could it be an inactive ingredient in the meds? And, if so, what other options do I have?
Avatar f tn Hello, I was was recently diagnosed with Hashi's and have been put on 75mg of Synthroid. I've only been on the medication for a week and a half and am assuming that it will take a while before I feel a difference. I was just curious if anyone else has experienced tingling/ creepy crawling bug sensation on their skin as a symptom of Hashi? This symptom is fairly new but I'm not sure if it is common. In comparison to the other symptoms I had (i.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I was placed on synthroid. My thyroid gland swelled up and I would get a sore throat as if muscles were squeezing around my throat. The doctors reduced my dose but the symptoms remained until I totally stopped taking it. If always felt like a muscle was squeezing around my wind pipe. It really hurt. After I have been off of the synthroid and another symptom appeared and lingers.
Avatar f tn 5 years ago, I doubt Synthroid is the culprit. The itching and the redness might indicate a dermatological problem. Have you explored that at all? Are you hypo? Yes, I think you are. The ranges for FT3 and FT4 are very flawed. One of the reasons for that is that when the original "normal" population was established, they were not properly screened and contained a lot of people who were actually hypo but had not been diagnosed.
Avatar n tn twice a month) I will experience a sudden, intense burning/itching sensation on my chin. When I look in the mirror, the skin in the area is slightly red and slightly swollen. The swollen area is "squishy" (from fluid?)involving more than the surface layers of skin. It's sort of a welt-looking thing that's red, itchy and burning. It does not seem to "come to a head" like a pimple does. Meanwhile, I pick at it (of course). And only clear fluid comes out.
Avatar f tn About 2 weeks ago, I noticed the original spots went away, but I got a really itchy patch on my right wrist, along the medial side of my wrist. I scratched so much I scabbed. When the itching got worse I stared taking Allegra and Pepcid, and hydrocortisone cream since it started showing up other places too, which only provided minor relief.
Avatar f tn About 2 weeks ago, I noticed the original spots went away, but I got a really itchy patch on my right wrist, along the medial side of my wrist. I scratched so much I scabbed. When the itching got worse I stared taking Allegra and Pepcid, and hydrocortisone cream since it started showing up other places too, which only provided minor relief.
Avatar f tn About 2 weeks ago, I noticed the original spots went away, but I got a really itchy patch on my right wrist, along the medial side of my wrist. I scratched so much I scabbed. When the itching got worse I stared taking Allegra and Pepcid, and hydrocortisone cream since it started showing up other places too, which only provided minor relief.
Avatar m tn I hope we all remember them as we celebrate this season of hope and joy. Well my question is, I have been 6 months post tx and get bouts of itching all over my body. I have tried may meds but nothing helps. While treating I didn't have this problem, I was itch free. Is anyone else suffering that is post tx?
Avatar n tn Hello - I recently was switched to the synthroid brand and am taking 325 mcg's daily. I am breaking out all over in a weird rash and itch like crazy. Doc doesn't think it's the synthroid, but I am 90% sure it's the only thing I have done different. Anyone elsse experience this?
Avatar n tn didn't need any meds until recently, I'm taking 150 MCG of levothyroxim, down from 200 MCG's a month ago..I'm having awful episodes of hives, itching & having to take Bendryl to get some always happens at night, wakes me from a deep sleep..could the meds be causing this? I've never had any allergies in my life!
Avatar f tn I had a total thyroidectomy 10 days ago due to a nodule on my thyroid found to be papillary cancer. I have been taking Synthroid as of the day after the surgery. I noticed 4 days later that I have a really bad rash on my back, sides, hips, arms & breasts. The rash is red, raised & very itchy. The rash area becomes very dark as it heals & there is a large amount of dry skin that forms. It is also spreading.
Avatar n tn I recently switched from Synthroid to Armour and would like to know if I am taking enough Armour. I have been on 0.175 Synthroid for 13 years. My doctor recently switched me down to 0.15 because my TSH was 0.05. I had very bad headaches on this dose. Felt dizzy, like I was going to pass out all the time. I requested my doctor put me on Armour so he said that we could try it. He wanted me to be equivalent to 0.175 again so he put me on 2 grains a day. Can you tell me if this is accurate.
Avatar f tn I began to have terrible itching and hives and swelling. So I stopped the medicine. I am wondering what are the side effects of not having a thyroid and not taking the medicine? If anyone has an answer please I am interested in what to do next.