It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Rosacea Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 191
noodles3 HB User
rosacea flare up from thyroid

Ok, I know that this is caused from my little week of synthroid. I have had rosaea for years but it was in what I would call remission for the past couple of years. I wasn't using any meds for it at all. I took synthroid and got horrible flushing, burning face and now have to be treated for rosacia again. I haven't seen my derm yet but wondered if others have seen a flareup from the thyroid treatment?

I'm still waiting to hear from the endo on this too.

 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:43 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: half moon bay, california. U.S.A.
Posts: 386
caroleye HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

I have lupus rashes, and if I'm taking too much thyroid, my rash gets worse as well.

Also when my brain chemistry had too much "on" neurotransmitters it made my rash worse.

So I think if our body goes into overdrive from "whatever", it affects us.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: dallas
Posts: 25
egul105 HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

I started having problems with my face flushing and red dry patches when I was diagnosed, and placed on synthroid. I finally went to a derm and was told I had excema, and possibly early mild rosacea. So, maybe it is the med? It seems to have gotten better though over time. I use clinique foundation now, and cetaphil moisturizer for my face. I have not had the rash since then (and a round of prescription steroid cream).

 
Old 12-11-2006, 08:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 191
noodles3 HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

How long did it take to go away? I went off the synthroid and the flushing is gone for the most part, although I still have a burning sensation that's slowly subsiding. Has anyone tried another med besides synthroid to avoid the symptoms?

 
Old 12-11-2006, 08:42 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: dallas
Posts: 25
egul105 HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

I had this problem for over a year. I'm still on the synthroid, I never made the connection. I just assumed it was the hypothyroid. But, it makes sense. It didn't go away until I got a prescription for some very expensive steroid cream. I haven't had a problem for a couple of weeks, but I am using all hypoallergenic stuff now, and even changed my down comforter to a hypoallergenic version.

 
Old 12-11-2006, 08:55 AM   #6
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 191
noodles3 HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

What did your endo say? Mine said she never heard of this type of reaction. I know it was the synthroid because my rosacea was totally under control. The only new thing introduced during that time was the med. I was REALLY red..very embarrassing to go out in public like that. It's so much better now but I can feel my face is still "hot" even several weeks later.

I'm really frustrated with my endo...she said to just stop the med to see if the symptom disappeared, which it did..but she didn't follow up - I don't think she believed there was a connection. I'm looking for a new doctor.

 
Old 12-11-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 93
d444 HB User
Re: rosacea flare up from thyroid

i had some strange rashes just when i first got sick about 2 yrs ago, they were almost only on my legs and butt, really were the worst when i was feeling the worst and got itchy only in the shower . stupid doctor told me its a fungal rash. as i started taking synthroid and feeling better they went away. thank god i havent had them in over a year. what really helped was a cream given by a dermotoligist called: TRIAMCINOLON .5%. doesnt hurt to ask about it.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Rosacea... What can be done? Violettt Rosacea 2 04-28-2008 01:17 PM
Rosacea and Retin A Painyoufeel Rosacea 2 07-08-2005 03:06 AM
Make-up for Rosacea? babygurl Rosacea 8 01-11-2005 10:53 PM
Acne or Rosacea? Read! boulder21 Rosacea 4 01-10-2005 04:54 AM
tetracycline for rosacea worrywort78 Rosacea 3 12-30-2004 04:05 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



xdenielx (2), downtownoffice1 (2), desertdiabetic (1), skullknight10 (1), alpinemeadow (1), LPZ (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1177), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (753), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:50 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!