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By September 19, 2011 - 8:24pm
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I had severe leg, feet and hand swelling, The doctors checked my circulation and heart-and there was no problem there. Close to this time I had and allergic reaction and went into anaphaltic shock. Soon following this I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and given medication for this and a lasic to take the swelling down. The doctor informed me that some people do have a severe allergic reaction before their thyroid problem is found-what is this connection?

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I have gained like 60lbs in like six months and when I mentioned this to my thyroid doctor he said weight gain has nothing to do with the thyroid. I feel like I cannot win for loosing!

September 22, 2011 - 6:59pm
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I think your doctor probably meant that a 60 pound weight gain may not be completely blamed on the thyroid, however, it is definitely a symptom of hypothyroidism.

September 23, 2011 - 6:24am

Hi buster22,

Many people with hypothyroidism experience what appear to be allergy symptoms due to your immune system attacking your own thyroid.

Because of this, symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
Coarse, brittle hair; hair loss
Facial puffiness
Dry skin
Swollen hands or feet
Cold intolerance
Weight gain
Achy feeling all over
Depression and irritability
Memory loss
Difficulty with concentration
Blurred vision
Menstrual abnormalities or infertility

For more reading on causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypothyroidism, please visit:

Hope this helps,


September 20, 2011 - 4:32am
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