Rash dx’d In November

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TSH was 7.56 in Nov. Dr put me on 100 mcg Levothyroxine. Tested 1 month later and TSH was 0.045. Changed dosage to 75 mcg. Three weeks later I started breaking out in what seemed to be a heat rash. Four days later I’m itching very badly. Going to fern and sent msg to Primary asking for another blood test. The rash is small but itching is intense. 

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    You could be allergic to something in the pills other than the Levo. See a dermatologist for sure and talk to your doctor about switching to NDT thyroid meds.
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    Hi, i had the same thing too after increasing the Levo. Its with the thyroxine. It will increase our histamine levels so i ended up taking antihistamine sometimes. The itch and rash for me is moslty hands face and neck where the hair touches. I was from 75mcg to 150 mcg. Dr did not say anything to what solution. Sometimes its there and some times not the rash and itch.
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    I'm still itching!  Some spots are drying up.  Seems they will dry up if I scratch them, but new ones appear over night.  

    My primary is new to me and new to the area.  He's agreed to let me have another TSH at 6 weeks but I had to really bother him about it.  

    Rachel, thanks for the info about thyroxine increasing histamines.  I also have a very itchy bump between two fingers and one itchy palm.  

    I'm using a steroid cream only on the worst spots 2 times a day and Calamine on the less itchy.  Benadryl helps some, but makes me sleepy so I'm using it only once a day. 

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    Abt a Church Super Bowl Party last night, 3 women told me they broke out in a rash when first on Levothyroxine and were switched to name brand synthroid which has no fillers and never had a rash again. 
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