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Old 07-08-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Synthroid and acne

I started Synthroid about two and a half months ago, and while it's made my energy improve drastically I've been getting horrible breakouts. I had bad acne as a teen that cleared up in my late teens, early twenties. But ever since I started synthroid I've woken up with new zits every day. I'm pretty close to just stopping my medication all together. Anyone else experience this? Any other medications that don't cause this?

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:36 AM   #2
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Re: Synthroid and acne

Yes! But for me it was not from Synthroid,per say,but because my dose of Synthroid was too high for me.Too much hormone can make oil glands go into over drive.Too much oil=zits!
Have you retested your levels yet? You should have it done again to be sure you are in a good range.

When I retested,my doctor and I decided to lower my dosage to 25 mg instead of 50.It's been about two weeks on a lower dosage and the oil has calmed down and no more zits!

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Old 07-09-2010, 03:34 AM   #3
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Re: Synthroid and acne

I wouldn't just stop the medicine if you need it. You might just need a dose reduction. Yes, too much can cause very oily skin. Also, you will feel hotter then others in the same room. Increased bowel movements along with constipation, tiring easily, hand tremors, sometimes higher bloodpressure, depression, you might get heat rashes more easily, allergies will increase, problems with eyes itchy, irritated, bloodshot, increased pulse, trouble falling asleep, and if you wake up at night falling back to sleep will be hard, nervousness.

That is just a list of symptoms I have when on too much medication.
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