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Anyone with Hashimoto's have vision problems and/or dizziness?
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Anyone with Hashimoto's have vision problems and/or dizziness?

I was diagnosed about a month ago with Hashimoto's and have been on 50 mgs of levothyroxine. i don't feel any better and my vision and dizzy episodes seem to be getting worse. I was just back at the dr today and he said that the vision problems and dizziness are usually not a symptom of Hashimoto's. He suggested i might also have lupus and did blood testing for that as well as did more blood tests to re-check my TSH, FT4 and FT3 levels.  i get my blood test results back in a week. Has anyone else had similiar issues?
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Yes, i get a lot of vision problems and dizziness, have had for years but no one seems to know why..I do have hashi/hypo but i dont know if it is from this either, maybe someone can tell us both:)
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I was just diagnosed with hashi's/hypo. almost a month ago. Before I was diagnosed I complained to my primary care Dr. of blurred vision, floaters and slight dizziness. After tests and an eye exam with my eye Dr. no issues were found. I've been on levoxyl for a few weeks now and the floaters are less and I notice the blurriness comes and goes but isn't as constant. I have no clue if it's related to my hypo hashi's. I have read something about allergies. I never knew it was a symptom of lupus and will bring it up to my Dr.
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hashimoto can cause blurry vision so does  graves !
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Very interesting that others have this issue as well I really don't think I have lupus I just don't have those classic symptoms of achey (achy) joints but who knows I think my levothyroxine dose is just too low and it's not helping my hashi symptoms . I will keep you all posted.
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Yes!  I have both blurred vision and dizziness.
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Look into Thyroid Eye Disease.

I was diagnosed back in May.
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YES, I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's and have had consistent dizzyness.  I am taking ERFA (Canadian equivalent to Armour) for the past 6 months.  I though the dizzyness was related to too much thyroid, so I backed off a bit on my dose.  It hasn't helped.  I'm wondering if it 's related to my T3 levels as they are very high.  I have a scheduled appt. with my doctor tomorrow and will discuss it with her.  I've noticed my vision is worsening along with the continued dizzyness.
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This is a really good book that may help all of you figure out what is going on with you. I found it at my local library, so it may be at yours.

"Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests are Normal" by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS
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That book has been discussed numerous times here.  We find it lacking in credibility because it is based on anecdotal information, with no scientific data supporting the author's contentions.

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I've had the blurry vision as well.  I'm not sure if the dizziness is caused by my thyroid or my hypoglycemia.  It's amazing how many things your thyroid directly affects.  No wonder it's so difficult to get it all under control.
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I've just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's and yes, I have dizzyness and blurred vision.  My Dr. who is a chiropractic interist is working with it by trying to heal my leaky gut syndrome. I also see an excellent Traditional Chinese Medicine Dr. More and more we are seeing that all autoimmunity shares unpinnings in intestinal permeability.  I am currently doing the Paleolithic diet autoimmune protocol.  Read all you can about the Paleo diet and stay the heck away from gluten!
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I hate to rain on your parade, but we have gone through that scenario several times.  End result is that there really isn't valid scientific evidence of gluten intolerance/leaky gut syndrome causing the autoimmune system to produce both Thyroid Peroxidase and Thyroglobulin antibodies to attack the thyroid gland.  

You say that, "More and more we are seeing that all autoimmunity shares unpinnings in intestinal permeability."  Please provide references to scientific studies that validate such conclusions.

If you have "dizzyness and blurred vision" due to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, you need to see a good thyroid doctor and get tested for Free T3, Free T4, Vitamin D, B12, ferritin, and a full iron test panel.  If your thyroid gland has already been partially destroyed, and your Free T3 and Free T4 are in the low end of the so-called "normal" range, you need to take thyroid meds to offset the loss of natural thyroid hormone production, and raise your thyroid hormone levels as necessary to relieve symptoms.  
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I have hosh  both hypo and hyper  it's rare. I  have  and complaining to my thyroid doctor and my regular doctor for 9 years now about my dizziness and everything and they think I'm crazy because they don't see anything wrong with me all my tests came back normal.
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:(
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What symptoms do you have that you described as both hypo and hyper?  Just because your thyroid test results fall within the so-called "normal" ranges does not mean they are adequate for you.  The ranges are far too broad to be functional for many people.  Many of our members, myself included say that hypo symptom relief required Free T3 in the upper third of its range and Free T4 around the middle of its range.  If you will please post your test results and their reference ranges, members will be able to assess the adequacy of your testing and treatment.

Also, have you had an ultrasound test on your thyroid gland?
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