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Non-Synthetic Thyroid because of drug induced lupus
Is there a non-synthetic thyroid hormone that can be used instead of all the synthetics such as Levothyroid and Synthroid? I had my thyroid remove 20 years ago and now my meds cause me to have Drug Induced Lupus.
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649848 tn?1424570775
I've never heard of drug induced lupus, so you should probably give us more information, since we aren't a lupus forum..

I have no idea how thyroid med could cause lupus (I don't think it can), but I do know that some thyroid diseases and lupus are autoimmune. Once you have one auto-immune disease, the chances of getting another are much greater.

We need a lot more information.. what are your current thyroid hormone levels?  Please provide results, with reference ranges...
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649848 tn?1424570775
Have you looked into desiccated hormones, made from pigs that contain both T3 and T4?

Many doctors refuse to prescribe them.
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What other drugs are you taking besides thyroid medication?
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My mom developed drgu induced lupus from Thyroid meds (but the ones for Hyper) They wanted her to do RAI, but she refused treatment and stopped the pills choosing to live with the condition. Over time it balanced out with menopause.  so now her thyroid hormones are normal ranges.
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