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7/31/08 10:07 A

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I am inclined to agree with you. I don't like to use any prescriptions or over the counter medicines more than necessary. But in the event you find your self so miserable, it's a relief. And it has to be the right drug for the right reasons, be sure to check with your doctors.

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I hate the chemicals in those things and the steroids so that's why I make homemade body butter and so forth. It works better than that stuff. I had a dermatologist tell me when I told her I made my own soap go into how she hoped it wasn't that "grandma lye stuff" I had to explain to her that if it's not made with lye then it's not soap and what the difference is. She didn't get it. All this after she commented on how great my skin and my dau's was when we went there to have plantar warts removed. We ended up using duct tape and removed the warts ourselves after being alarmed at her intense ignorance.

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7/30/08 5:59 P

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Although I had isolated random incidents previously, since December as my thyroid started really flaking and before I was diagnosed, I was having problems. Hydrocortisone cream helps for those welts that show up from nowhere, looking and feeling like you been stung by a wasp. I carry it everywhere I go because you don't know when it will strike. It's been much better since I started the thyroid medication. I got it from my dermotolgist. The hives I got from my neck down on December 19 was because I used Dial soap and as soon as I took a shower with my Dove Sensitive skin soap it calmed down. If it is an allergy reaction you can take over the counter Benedryl. Just follow the directions and keep in mind it can make you sleepy.

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7/27/08 11:30 P

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Here's a good link on facial swelling:
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7/27/08 2:24 P

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When I was first diagnosed with hypo, my face was extremely puffy. My eyes looked poofy, my lips were very pouty, the base and tip of my nose got rounder, and I had a very swollen second chin. I was gorgeous:) You can actually kind of see in my pictures, especially my wedding pics, that my face was starting to really swell. It wasn't my favorite wedding present:) About 2-3 weeks after starting thyroid meds, the swelling went down considerably.

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7/27/08 2:08 P

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My face has been puffy at times due to my levels being off.

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7/26/08 9:14 A

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Thanks for info ya'll -- doctor did not find anything on several tests but my cholesterol test was so good she took me off of Crestor (which could have caused the swelling since it is plant based) -- she thinks it is something in my environment -- not too specific there -- will try environment diary to see if it happens again -- have been taking meds, have not gotten drunk, but having some sleep issues with menopause, change in job etc. etc..and have gained a lot of weight over a year..

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Sometimes I also have face swelling. It usually coincides with one of the following. 1. Staying up all night 2. Getting really drunk or 3. Forgetting to take my thyroid meds for a couple of days. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be treatable or avoidable. My doctors believe it's the natural fluctuation of thyroid hormones throwing off the balance just enough to trigger this accompanied by fatigue.

I'd be curious to know if your doctor finds anything substantial. A cure would be nice emoticon

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face swelling is most definitely a sign of hypothyroid .... i've had it before .. not to an extreme where you looks like you got stung by a bunch of bees but more of just a noticeable puffiness. Here are some other signs... Weight gain, Loss or thinning of eyebrows, Cold intolerance, Low sex drive, Depression, Abdominal bloating, Cold hands or feet, Dry or thinning hair. Joint or muscle pain, Thickening of the skin, Thin, brittle fingernails.

You should def see your doc and get a blood workup done just to check it out .... quick/painless and if it's not a thyroid issue the doc might be able to narrow down what else it could be.

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I do not have any answers for you either. However, I will be praying for you. GOD BLESS!

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7/21/08 11:54 P

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I have heard you can get puffiness in the eyes I would check back with your doc i hope you get some answers soon so you can feel better.

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never had one but doesn't mean it's not possible

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I'm sorry, I don't have any advice for you. I HAD something like that about 9 years ago, but it would sprout in different areas on my body, too. It also itched. I guess that I'm not a whole lot of help for you today. I hope they find a answer soon, Lauri

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7/21/08 8:13 P

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I have had strange face swelling -- in May my eye, in June my lips & in July my jaw.. Doctor is currently running blood tests on everything. I am on 5mg Crestor, 75mcg Levothyroxin & 25 Cytomel and have been on these for 2 years. I have gone to the dentist & it is not a dental problem. I have no know allegies. One internet site hinted that it might be thyroid...

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