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Old 09-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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thyroid pills and skin getting darker

when taking thyroid pills why is my skin getting darker?

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Old 09-15-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid pills and skin getting darker


What other medications are you taking....usually you see the dark spots from Birth control pills......or if you have insulin PCOD you will see a darkening under the arms and around the neck....

Are you talking about your entire skin tone getting darker or just spots? Is it on your face or everywhere?

What medications and supplements are you taking? Oleander

Old 09-15-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: thyroid pills and skin getting darker

could that be adrenal-related, i wonder? have you had any adrenal testing? what medications are you on and how long have you been on the thyroid medications? how are you feeling?

Old 09-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Re: thyroid pills and skin getting darker

I was goign to say the same as scoot... have you any recent scars? What colour are they? Where are you darker more? Have you any other symptoms?

Old 09-17-2008, 03:10 AM   #5
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Re: thyroid pills and skin getting darker

Check for hemochromatosis...which is "iron-overload". My brother had that, and his skin turned darker. It can cause bronzing of the skin. I knew another guy that had it and didn't have any symptoms of it. Check iron, TIBC, Iron SAT and Ferritin. My brother also had hypothyroid but it had nothing to do with it.

Old 09-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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Re: thyroid pills and skin getting darker

Yea, I'm another wondering about adrenals. When you have your pituitary spit out more ACTH to make the adrenals work more, the ACTH has something to do with the melanocytes that give the skin pigment. Thus, the more ACTH, the darker your skin is. I would have that checked, for sure, but not sure on the connection to thyroid meds, unless they are stressing the adrenals.

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