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Old 09-16-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed an increase of acne while on synthroid? I'm 28 and it's worse now than when I was 16!!!!

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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Lord I hope NOT! I only started Syntroid last week but I already suffer from acne. I am a 35 yof and it's worse now than when I was 20. I asked my GP if it could be related to Hashi's/HypoT and he doesn't "think" it is. Since the thyroid produces hormone I just assumed it could be related. Anyone else have this problem or know the answer? I don't want to be even worse than I am now. My five year old points to my face and asks me about it. AUGH!

Old 09-16-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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Acne is definitly a symptom of a thyroid disorder. Your doctor isn't very informed.(But then again, how many are?) Perhaps you are having more acne because your dosage still needs to be adjusted. Another reason that your acne may be getting worse could be that you need a t3 & t4 med. Dr. Lowe on his site talks about about why you may still have symptoms when on t4. I strongly suggest that you look at what he has to say.

Old 09-16-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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Mine completely disappeared after switching from Synthroid to Armour. First time in years that my skin has been clear.

Old 09-16-2003, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for bringing up this acne issues. I thought I was the only one having acne problems. I thought I was using a make up that I'm allergic to since my skin is very sensitive.

Old 09-16-2003, 05:40 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I'll be going in for a med consult/script renewal soon. I'll talk to my doc about it then.

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