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Re: Hashimoto's and hives

Re: Hashimoto's and hives

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Posted by Gail D. on July 31, 2000 at 08:55:23:

In Reply to: Hashimoto's and hives posted by LC on July 29, 2000 at 10:17:00:

: Hi! I'm new to the message board and have found it very helpful.
: I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 2 years ago. I had gone to an
: allergist to try and find out why I kept getting hives and itching.
: He orderd bloodwork and found out I had Hashimoto's. Since then I've
: gone to my GP and an endo for tests (ultrasound, radioacbive uptake and scan). All levels are normal, no
: nodules to speak of (very, very tiny) but the hives haven't gone
: away. I've been taking Zyrtec to keep the hives in check. In the
: past 6-8 months I've gained 7 lbs. despite going to the gym and
: taking various classes AND weight training. I have been working
: out for about 20 years or so and this is the first time that the
: weight isn't budging. Just recently I started seeing a nutritionist
: who is familiar with Hashimoto's. Basically I'm eating lots of fresh
: fruits and veggies and moderate amounts of protein. I don't eat any
: "heavy" starches, just stick with pita bread, angel hair pasta, etc.
: I've only lost about a pound so far. Very frustrating! The nutritionist
: told me that with Hashimoto's it's like taking 3 steps forward and 1 step
: back. My main concerns are the weight gain and the fact that my thyroid
: eventually will become underactive. Also the hives. I would appreciate
: any and all advice I can get. Does anyone else have this problem with
: hives and itching? Thanks so much! LC

Are you on thyroid medication? If you are it could be that. If you're not, then maybe its the antibodies attacking your thyroid, the TSH test should tell you. When my TSH is down my skin problems are lessened, when it goes up TSH, skin problems return. Yes on hives, and other skin problems. Dermatologist won't know, he or she is just treating what's in "his face" not the underlying causes. Check the TSH.

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