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Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Any relief for inflammation from  graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Eye & skin in GD: Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking. Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma. ...Read more

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Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

No: pretibial myxedema is a skin disorder associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (typically Graves disease). It occurs unrelated to thyroid hormone levels or medications such as Armour thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

Not known: It is most likely somehow related to the auto-immune etiology of the graves' disease, but the exact mechanism that causes it is not known. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can stopping Armour Thyroid for six weeks induce myxedema?

Can stopping Armour Thyroid for six weeks induce myxedema?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of your hypothyroidism, stopping any thyroid supplementation (including armour) could cause severe hypothyroidism to the extent of myxedema coma. ...Read more

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What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

No: Myxedema is due to low thyroid function. If your thyroid tests are normal you do not have myxedema. You need to discuss with your physician other options ...Read more

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Why is myxedema common in women?

Why is myxedema common in women?

Myxedema: Myxedema is not confined to women and there is limited evidence that it is more common in women. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be of myxedema coma?

How concerned should I be of  myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma typically occurs as a result of long-standing hypothyroidism, and follows a period of progressive symptoms. These symptoms may include weight gain, somnolence, and weakness amongst others. Abrupt discontinuation of thyroid hormone could also precipitate a myxedema coma. ...Read more

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What's the onset of myxedema coma? (do people collapse, become drowsy etc.)

? thyroid storm ?: Myxedema is a condition caused by severe alterations in fluid balance due to thyroid disorder. There can be swellings in various tissues including around the eyes and into the brain. There is a hyper state with agitation (myxedema madness), or deterioration of consciousness with stupor and coma. Usually there are early signs that the thyroid is out of control, but acute thyroid storm may occur. ...Read more