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    Hypothyroidism - skin & eye problems
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    genarag posted:
    Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about 11 years ago. Was taking Levothyroxine 150 mcg was increased to 200 however pharmacy entered incorrectly at 50 mcg, I didn't notice, was on reduced mcg for 1 1/2 yrs before problems became severe, low dosage was discovered and corrected. After correction I did get better but have not recovered completely. I've been quite ill with all associated symptoms but skin problems caused by very fine hair on face w/plugged follicles did not get better, dermatologist informed me that hair could be caused by thyroid. Fine hairs went onto eyelash line and into eyelid (upper and lower) on one eye, very uncomfortable and debilitating. Eye doctor did everything he could but eventually recommended me to specialist in thyroid disease. Specialist informed me that hair on face was not caused by thyroid and that he is not an eye doctor. Have had allot of blood work and have more scheduled but not sure I should go back to specialist (he is supposed to be very good) or find someone else. Has anyone heard of this issue with facial hair and especially eye problems I'm having? My Ophthalmologist has never seen anything like this. I'm desperate and don't know who to go to, have seen 4 doctors.
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    kiznkitten responded:
    Go here for more info on your problem: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
    Thyroid Blood tests are NOT accurate for diagnosing Thyroid problems! Your symptoms are the key!


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