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Old 06-12-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

Is there a connection of thyroid to breakouts?

I haven't had any whitehead type pimples since I was a teenager. Suddenly, after all of this time, I am breaking out all across my forehead and the sides of my faces. I am also breaking out across my chest and slightly on my upper back!

What the heck?! Is there a connection? I have Hashitoxicosis and Graves Eye Diease. Thanks for any insight on this!

 
Old 06-13-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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Re: Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

I had the same problems with Graves, I was 50 when diagnosed. The good news is it went away when thyroid levels returned to normal.

 
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

I have been having the same problem with acne. There are many tiny bumps on my forehead and they are itchy! It all started happening when my Synthroid dose was raised. After doing some reading and trying to figure out the Synthroid-acne connection, I found many people stating that this happened to them when they went a bit hyper. My Synthroid increase I believe has caused the breakout.

Over the past week and a half, however, I have started to notice the ance start to decrease again.

It never ends does it? Soon as you feel great with medication, something like acne has to rear its ugly head!
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Re: Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

It is always something! I am not being treated at this time, so this is doing it as a result to whatever is going on in my body and not medications. I have hyper symtoms, Graves.

It is annoying, because it just swtiched on one day about 2 weeks ago....errrrr!

 
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Re: Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

Yes there is because acne is caused by hormonal imbalance. Thyroid disorder is a type of hormonal imbalance.

 
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Re: Is there a thyroid and acne/pimples connection?

Yes it seems people who have Graves or hyper have had acne, me included most of my adult life. I used to say I'm going to go from zits to wrinkles! The only good thing was having oilier skin made my skin not wrinkle early, my dermo doc said. I can put anything on my face now and not break out since being normalized.

 
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