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Old 08-27-2008, 04:16 AM   #1
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has anyone else got swelling on thighs stomache and breasts i have an underactive thyroid can this be caused by the illness or to much or to little medication i am on 75 mcg thyroxine my last test when i was on 50 thyroxine tsh 2.89 t4 was 13 the doc put me up to 75 mcg theese are english labs

 
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has anyone else got swelling on thighs stomache and breasts i am on 75 mcg thyroxine
Did you start swelling on this higher dose or before? If it happened just around the time of the increase or before that it might be because you have been on too low a dose. I have swelling too (don't mind the swelling on my breasts though ) and I'm not quite sure what's causing it - my medication should pretty OK (just lowered it just a bit since my free thyroid levels were way above range but I noticed only that my body temperature had gone up a bit - but my toes were freezing even then ) I obviously have had trouble getting the hormones through to the cell level. Started an experiment on taking vitamin C with my meds and also taken up Omega3's again (and I haven't gone for the worse I believe). If you find that you need to decrease your dose decrease it only just a tiny bit (to 62,5 mcgs for example).

 
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Re: bloating

The Swelling Started About The Time I Started On Levothyroxine But I Had Stopped Smoking Just Before That I Put The Weight Gain Down To The Stopping Smoking But I Think The Swelling Got Worse When I Was On The 50 Mcg I Did Put On 2 And A Half Stone All Boobs Belly And Bottom But I Started Smoking Again And Havent Lost Any Weight When The Doc Said My Tsh Was 2.9 I Didnt Think He Would Raise My Medication As I Thought That Was Ok But The Lab Results Want Me Under 2 Thanks For The Reply

 
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The Swelling Started About The Time I Started On Levothyroxine But I Had Stopped Smoking Just Before That
I Didnt Think He Would Raise My Medication As I Thought That Was Ok But The Lab Results Want Me Under 2 Thanks For The Reply
Ok, then it just may be the hypoT doing that. Sounds good that your doctor is willing to treat you properly - and hopefully the swelling will go down soon (for all of us ).

 
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thank you for the reply its a wierd illness

 
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