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Old 10-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Bruising and easily cut skin-what's going on?

I have been hypo ever since my thyroid was destroyed from radiation during my cancer treatment at 26. Saved my life but now after 20 years of being on .1 levoxyl, my doctors started messing with my medication. Reduced it to .88 and I started having the usual symtoms-cold, thirsty, so very tired that I would find it hard to drive home from work. Dr tried changed my meds to Armour. It didn't matter. At my insistance, he decided to try the Synthroid 50mcg/Cytomel 5mcg combo. For the first 2 weeks I started to feel better. Then everything went back to the same. He is adding another 5 mcg. I've gained 10 pounds through this process. Not sure it it's the new meds or the armour before. I take wellbuterin. Thinking about weaning off it. But my new problem is I've noticed alot of bruising. I thought it was just from playing with my dog but it's just getting worse. Just bumping into something causes a bruise. Also my skin seems to have thinned out. I'm constantly cutting myself. I'll feel blood running down my arm and there will be cut and I have no idea how it happened. Does anyone know what the heck is going on? Thanks so much for your help!!

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Re: Bruising and easily cut skin-what's going on?


Sorry for the reason you're here but, glad you found us.

While your bruising/bleeding issues could be related to your hypothyroidism, there are other causes for this as well.

I suggest you talk to your GP about this and get some comprehensive blood work done.

Now, since it seems you've had the thyroid meds runaround, there's a chance your dose/levels haven't been optimized.

Do you have some recent labs you'd like to share? If you post them (with ranges since they vary from lab to lab), we can help you interpret them.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010

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Re: Bruising and easily cut skin-what's going on?

Twinkie 22 did u ever find a solution our issues sound very similar

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