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Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Among other: Things. Puffy eyes could result from either hypo or hyperthyoridism. Reducing salt intake may help. Other isuses may be lack of sleep, aging, hormonal changes etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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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?

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?

Hypothyroid: 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. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

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

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Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Ointments: 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

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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.?

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

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

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

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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?

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?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, but still don't seem to feel normal on thyroid meds also I have all the symptoms for hypoparathyroidism twitch lips and eye ect?

Symptoms and disease: Hi. There is no symptom specific for a disease, and no disease specific to a symptom. Are tour thyroid tests normal on your thyroid hormone replacement dose? If so (and if they've been stable for a few months), your symptoms are due to something else, even though the same symptoms may be seen in untreated hypothyroidism. Make sure your labs are normal and take your thyroid hormone as directed. ...Read more

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more