Re: Can Thyroid problems cause Allergies?
Hi WW -- I have no medical proof, but I seriously believe thyroid problems increase the likelihood of allergies. I was diagnosed with Hashi's in 1992, and it was pretty much under control until 2003 when my levels fluctuated all the time. I never had any allergies until Labor Day 2003 when I drank a glass of soy milk, and my eyes and throat started to swell shut. I spent the night in the emergency room and went through the whole battery of allergy tests. Nothing conclusive, but I narrowed it down to Carageenan, a food additive in soy milk and some milk products like milk shakes, coffee creamers, and milk shakes since everytime I consumed something like that I had the same reaction. Since then, my thyroid levels are up and down and I have developed a sizeable goiter. I am having my thyroid surgically removed next Wednesday and am looking forward to finally getting more consistency to my thyroid hormones from medication. Do you also suffer from allergies? Betsy