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Allergy to Thyroid medication
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Allergy to Thyroid medication

I had my thyroid removed in April 2011. I was placed on 112mcg of Synthroid at the time. I have been getting the generic brand of this medication for the last year. I broke out in a severe rash on my chest about 3 months ago. My regular doctor sent me to a dermatologist for the rash. They did a biopsy and have determined that I am allergic to my thyroid medication. What other options do I have if I cant take that medication? are there other forms that I can take?
Tags: Thyroid, skin allergies, tyroid medication, rash
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You could try natural thyroid medications, like Armour, which is a pig thyroid preparation containing porcine T3 and T4.  However, if you are responding immunologically to the Synthroid, eventually you could also do the same to the porcine T3 and T4.

I don't know how your physician determined that you were responding immunologically to the Synthroid, but this is certainly possible and could negate its effects by its removal.
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You could also try Tirosint. It is T4 like Synthroid, but it is in gel form capsule. It supposedly does not have the added fillers of Synthroid and the generics.
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