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Synthroid make you itchy with rash?

Hello - I recently was switched to the synthroid brand and am taking 325 mcg's daily. I am breaking out all over in a weird rash and itch like crazy. Doc doesn't think it's the synthroid, but I am 90% sure it is....it's the only thing I have done different. Anyone elsse experience this?
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Many people on this forum have had the same problem..Chances are you are allergic to something in the filler in the synthroid.  You might ask him to put you on Levoxyl or another med to see if it makes a difference.
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I just posted having this problem myself.  I have had hives for 7-weeks and thought it was the Synthroid.  Thru self-diagnosis, since I got NO help from Dr.'s or ER, I am pretty sure its' Candidia for me.  Been taking a yeast-cleanser that I got at the health store and today is the 1st day in 7-weeks I don't have hives!  What a relief.  Read about it on the internet and see if that's what you have.  Note: I had no other symtons but the hives.
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Yes, I have; no rash though.

I liked Synthroid but for some reason it made the top of my head itch.  I was even asking my husband to do scratching because I got sick of having to.  He once commented that someone would probably call the police if they witnessed such a demeaning act, I didn't care though.

A change in insurance caused me to switch to Levoxyl, that was covered.  It was a good thing because the itching stopped.  I'm not at all advertising that brand, because I really don't care, but I agree with the suggestion of changing brands to see if that helps.

I have to add that I was only on Synthroid for about four months, so it's possible in time this side-effect would have subsided as it settled in.  I'm told thryoid meds, in general, take a while to do so.

Good luck.
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My dr just increased my synthroid to 150 mg and now I have an invisible itch on my body and at the base of my hair! Thank goodness I found this site. Going to dr Monday and will change my medicine!
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Hopefully you are not still having hives, but I wanted to post on this, anyway.  I was diagnosed last winter with Hashimotos.  I started having hives, lightly, right BEFORE I started on Synthroid.  They raised my dose, tried EVERY SINGLE BRAND they could find of Levothyroxine, and yet my test levels got worse, as did my hives.  I had elevated antibodies.  Nothing helped.  By the third or fourth month, I was hopeless, and getting very depressed.  It's so hard to function with hives, I hardly noticed a thyroid problem!  I kept a journal, and my hives would come in the late evening.  I'd load up on Benadryl, as per my doctor's orders, and that would lessen them, so I could sleep.  Come the next morning, I'd be hive free until I took my pill.  Then the hives would come on with a fury.  It got worse and worse.  One morning, at 8.a.m., I took my pill, and went directly to my doc, in full blown hives.  He finally got to see me at my worst.  Elevated blood pressure, in tears, VERY upset.  I have to say that my Doc is a GREAT guy.  Totally concerned.  He was as frustrated as me, because nothing we tried seemed to work.  He immediately took me off ALL levothyroxine products, and switched me to Armour Thyroid. I set up an appt. with an allergist.  By the next week, when I saw the allergist, my hives were gone.  They have NOT come back.  I'm not saying levothyroxine is bad, or that it was the cause of my hives.  I'm just telling you what happened.  The allergist said, "Everyone is allergic to something".  Perhaps it's not true that "no one is allergic to levothyroxine", and maybe the Armour just worked better for me.  I'm just saying...you are a consumer.  Go to a different doc, if you need to.  My hives were extreme, large, with swollen mouth and painful bumps.  If you are going through this every day, at least ASK YOUR DOC TO GIVE IT A TRY.  Visit him when you HAVE hives.  Don't give up!  
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I have hives also with Synthroid and Tinosint also high blood pressure, light headed. I was a poster child for Levoxyl.  Really hating this problem.  I have come of the meds. And see the endo next week. Anybody else suffering ?
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