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Treatments For Puffy Eyes Due To Hypothyroidism
How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?
Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor.
Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake.
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I have hypothyroid symptoms and a very puffy face. My thyroid hormones r normal but estrogen is very high. What treatment should I resort to?
Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more
Why is it that I see things moving from the corners of my eyes that are not at all moving? I am nearsighted and have astigmatism and hypothyroidism
Peripheral vision?: Go see an Ophthalmologist for an eye checkup. ...Read more
Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.
With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows and your mucous can be dry and thickened which frequently blocks the ostia of your sinuses. These small openings connect to the atmosphere. Blocking them raises the pressure in your sinuses and gives you that feeling behind your eyes. Not closing your eyes all the way for sleep, or lagophthalmos, can be treated with Genteal Gel or Refresh PM
before bed. ...Read more
Throbbing in head when eyes/head moves left to right & vice versa, happening more often x1mo. ; 39yo obese f, history htn hypothyroid, depression, on meds.?
Headaches: Headaches are common even in totally healthy individuals, but when you are on medications and have thyroid dysfunction as well, youlikely have more reasons to be developing headaches. With eye/head movement triggering and other medical probs, it is necessary to get an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?
Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more
Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?
TSH 9.5/T4 1.0, migraines, itching, hair loss, fatigue, insomnia, painful dry eyes. Do I just have hypothyroidism? What other tests should my Dr. Do?
Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more
100% efficient: Hi. You can't beat 100% efficient! Some people prefer to use desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some prefer T3 (liothyronine) added to their T4, but T4 alone is all that's ever required. ...Read more
The earlier better: As early as possible (preferably right after a pediatric endocrinologist has had an opportunity to get a thyroid scan first). Iq points are lost the longer treatment is delayed. ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but you only want to use brand name T4 replacement. There are several brand names available, but don't switch back and forth from one to another as even subtle differences in potency can cause big changes in your thyroid level. Don't take generics, as they're cheap but unreliable. ...Read more
Too little dose: Dose is so low you may not even need to take it. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel worse before you feel better after starting Synthroid (thyroxine) for treatment of hypothyroidism?
Could my hypothyroidism be causing anxiety, and if so would taking the right treatment for the thyroid also treat the anxiety?
On medication of hypothyroidism since 6-8 yrs and having hair fall drastically from past 2 yrs. Suggest a treatment for hairfall?
How long before an increase in Synthroid (thyroxine) from 5 tabs of 25 mcg to 8 tabs each week takes full effect for hypothyroidism treatment?
I have hypothyroidism and I've been on a treatment plan for some time. I had gained 40 pounds and my doctor told me i'd lose weight. I'm not. Why?
Many possibilities: There are many reasons why people gain weight and are unable to lose it. If your thyroid levels are normal while on thyroid hormone, you need to look for other reasons for the weight. Of course, eating fewer calories, and burning more with exercise will always be the best way to lose weight. ...Read more
Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?
Some people say that Armour Thyroid is better, but really it is just different. Armour is a physiological mix of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in the form of an extract of pig thyroid gland.
Levothyroxin is a synthetic T4.
It is true that some patients do feel better on Armour. Some feel better on Levothyroxine. The synthetic T4s can cause more of an increase in reverse T3 (liothyronine).
NO GENERICS for thyroid. ...Read more
Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more
Plan: All this general information can be obtain on line. Google this. Please, be well. ...Read more