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Dark Circles under eyes

Hi,

I am hypothyroid and still not yet in normal range (my GP is upping the meds).  I stil have drier skin than when I was well, flaky nails etc...  Since becoming ill I have developed very noticeable dark circles under my eyes.  I have never had a problem with dark circles under my eyes before.  They've come on very quickly (in a number of months) and coincide with being diagnosed hypothyroid.  Can hypothryoidism cause this?  

I have a number of other unexplained health issues still going on (health basically went wrong after a 4 month bout of my mycoplasma pneumonia last year- incl becoming hypothyroid etc) and just trying to work out what might be due to the thyroid and what to other issues.

Any views appreciated.

Thanks
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Yes, The dark circles are caused by thyroid issues. I was informed of that when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's FTB4
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Thanks for the answer.  

Will they go when my thyroid levels are sorted out, do you know?

Thank you
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Yes, in most cases, when medication is stableized they will go away. Best Regards FTB4
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Please post all your thyroid related test results and reference ranges as shown on the lab report.  Also, please have a look at this list of 26 typical hypo symptoms, and tell us about any others you seem to have.

http://endocrine-system.emedtv.com/hypothyroidism/hypothyroidism-symptoms-and-signs.html
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