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Hashimoto's and hives
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Posted by LC
on July 29, 2000 at 10:17:00:
Hi! I'm new to the message board and have found it very helpful.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 2 years ago. I had gone to an
allergist to try and find out why I kept getting hives and itching.
He orderd bloodwork and found out I had Hashimoto's. Since then I've
gone to my GP and an endo for tests (ultrasound, radioacbive uptake and scan). All levels are normal, no
nodules to speak of (very, very tiny) but the hives haven't gone
away. I've been taking Zyrtec to keep the hives in check. In the
past 6-8 months I've gained 7 lbs. despite going to the gym and
taking various classes AND weight training. I have been working
out for about 20 years or so and this is the first time that the
weight isn't budging. Just recently I started seeing a nutritionist
who is familiar with Hashimoto's. Basically I'm eating lots of fresh
fruits and veggies and moderate amounts of protein. I don't eat any
"heavy" starches, just stick with pita bread, angel hair pasta, etc.
I've only lost about a pound so far. Very frustrating! The nutritionist
told me that with Hashimoto's it's like taking 3 steps forward and 1 step
back. My main concerns are the weight gain and the fact that my thyroid
eventually will become underactive. Also the hives. I would appreciate
any and all advice I can get. Does anyone else have this problem with
hives and itching? Thanks so much! LC
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