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Old 09-07-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Migraines and Hypo

I am new at this as just started 25 mcg of thyroid hormone about 2 months ago for diffused nontoxic goiter and hypothyroid. I have a history since menopause of visual auras (a neurologist thought that itís migraine without headache), but have not had an episode for 11 months... until I started the thyroid hormone. (I'm 65 now, so the auras have been going on for a few years.) Since starting medication, I have had 2 episodes of visual auras and 4 migraine-like headaches lasting 3-5 days each, all mostly in the last month - in other words, more days with headache than without. I am wondering if the thyroid problems could have been the cause all along, and the medication just triggered the headaches to start? Since we are still in the adjustment period, when the medication is at the right level is it likely that the headaches will go away? I am just miserable! Anyone else have a similar problem with headaches? (Two days ago, I had another round of blood labs, including autoimmune levels this time, and an MRI).

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Old 09-09-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Re: Migraines and Hypo

My situation is a little different. I have been at 0.175 for 13 years. My doctors twice now have tried to cut my dose. One being .1 with Cytomel which made me have headaches, dizzy, brain fog, etc. This past one I got knocked down to 0.15 and about 14 days into it I started having headaches that got worse and worse. I am now up
again to my regular dose and still having headaches back on 0.175. I am very frustrated. My headache has been 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since July 18th. My doctor says its tension but I know it is something to do with changing doses since it has
happened twice now. It takes everything just to get out of bed. Good luck. All I can tell you is that I do have headaches, I think from dose changes.

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