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Hypothyroid and allergies?

Has anyone heard that Hypothyroid and allergies can be related? I read an article about this and was wondering if it was true. Suddenly out of nowhere I started developing allergies at 16 or 17 yrs, it started with gluten, then bananas, chemicals and now more recently (10 years later) dairy, green tea and hayfever. My dad has a hypothyroid so I guess i might be at risk, also his sister has a bleeding disorder (can't remember the name), I do as well but was told it was nothing to worry about. I have noticed that I have most of the symtoms listed which I thought where due to my allergies, and they could be but I should be feeling better as I do not eat anything I am allergic to anymore. I went to the doctor the other day and asked to have my thyroid tested, he sent me for a blood test called TFT which I'll get the results next week. From everyone elses experience, is this the only test that can be done? Thanks for your help.
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519035 tn?1348279373
Nope but was diagnosed this year with hypothyroid/ hashimotos. Have you been checked for that ??? I am going to get my allergy testing done soon. I am curious to see what comes of it. My allergies have gotten worse over the years. No allergies that I am aware of, but I will find out I am sure.
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I'm not sure, since I'm still awaiting results from my doctor on my thyroid. But my allergies have grown from almost nothing to almost everything including:
1) Dust
2) Pollen
3) rabbits,
etc.
and the symptoms I get now include:
1) Asthma
2) painful hives on face/hands
3) typicaly red eyes and sneezing.

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