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Hi guys,

I have been on synthroid for approx. 6 weeks. I noticed a white circle about the size of a quarter on my face. It is not raised, more like the pigmentation is gone.

Is this caused through the meds? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks
Liz
An absence of pigmentation is an condition all to itself, called vitiligo. It shouldn't be caused by Synthroid.
Vitiligo is ten to fifteen times more common in people with other autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease. I found this information in Mary Shomon's book on autoimmune disease.
You may want to consult a dermatologist for it.