Allergic reaction to thyroid medication or hypothyroid?
I have hashimoto thyroiditis and started my thyorid medication a week ago. A few days ago, I started to feel absolutely exhausted, I got some hives on my neck, I felt like my throat is constricted. Then I woke up this morning with my throat more constricted than ever, i developed a cough and hoarse voice - though my voice came back, but I still need to clear my throat. And I have been feeling breathless and light headed all day.
But, I have some confusion over what I'm going through. First of all, I experienced a similar episode to what I'm experiencing now a year ago when I first got diagnosed with hypothyroidism and that was well before I started thyroid medication. At that time I also felt constricted in the throat, lightheaded, breathless etc. I was tested for a range of things and they didn't find anything but the thyroid problem. Second of all, I have an anxiety disorder (have had for most my life). Third of all when it comes to the hives...there's about 2 of them and it's Spring where I am, and I usually get hives every year anyway, so when I found them I don't know whether to attribute them to regular yearly allergies or an allergic reaction to the medication.
So...I can't tell what's going on with me or what I should do. I don't want to over react. Does this sound like an allergic reaction? Or just hypothyroid symptom flare up (I've been under a lot of stress lately if it matters)?