Diagnosed with Hashimitos Thyroiditis~ help

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Registered: 01-15-2000
Diagnosed with Hashimitos Thyroiditis~ help
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 10:44am

while it's taken me 6 months to get my levels normal, the generic synthroid is not providing me with much energy whatsoever.

Also, do any of you have mulitple skin disorders with this?  From dermatitis, to dermagraphia, to blisters, rash and hives I am so sick of these skin disorders!!!!!

Does anyone else have trouble with skin problems?

thx, Summer

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 12-26-2012 - 11:07am

Hi Summer and welcome. I don't have any experience with this but did want to drop by and say hello. Hopefully after the holidays some of our regular members will drop by and offer you some advice. :-)

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Sat, 12-29-2012 - 7:54pm
I hope this helps...:)...
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Registered: 10-13-1999
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 9:56pm

Hi Summer,

I do not have Hashimoto's but am on the other side with hyperthyroidism.  Since I've had my thyroid removed however, I am on levothyroxine but have not had any problems with side effects with the med.

I'm guessing you're referring to the skin problems going along with Hashi's.  I'm wondering if you need some changes in your med dose or in the actual med.  I know some doctors won't prescribe the generic for thyroid patients but they may be the exception.  Do you get tested fairly often?  I think it's a little more tricky to deal with the autoimmune forms of thyroid disorders so your case may need more specialized care.

You might want to check out reference materials and books by Mary Shomon if you haven't already.  She is a thyroid patient and keeps up to date with anything involving the thyroid.