BOY am I glad I found you guys.....I was diagnosed as hypothyroid about 6 months ago, and put on the lowest dose of synthroid....for the last couple months I have had nosebleeds every day, they don't last long, but they are annoying...and for the last month and a bit I have had brutal headaches everyday (just like when I got diagnosed). I was supposed to get bloodwork done at the end of the month to check my dosage, and finally asked my doctor if we could make it sooner, and I will hear results on Monday.
I had no idea that nosebleeds were a possible consequence of hypothydoidism, so now that I do, I will be sure to mention them to my doctor...Thanks guys!
(I did ask the pharmacist about whether a different medication I was on could cause nosebleeds....he said no and mentioned using a nasal saline treatment (I have a Neti Pot)....I must say the saline hasn't really done much to help me, though maybe it would help others)
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I had nosebleeds before I was diagnosed with hypothyroid. My doctor suggested Nasal Saline Spray 2-3 times a day to keep my nasal passages moist. It's near nose drops in any drug store and costs less than $2.00. Buy only nasal saline spray, not nose drops. I haven't had a cold or flu since I started using it. The spray coats the nose so it's harder for germs to get in our bodies.
YOOHOORENEE young children often go through spells of nose bleeds. Because their bodies are developing different areas grow at different times and sometimes the vessels in the nose seem to end up where they break through and bleed. This may last for a few weeks or even months and then no more problems.
I taught kindergarten for years and every once in a while I would get a bleeder that had to be dealt with, kept clean and comforted so they did not become too frightened. Not what SUSANAT2 is experiencing but you did mention it.
I never had nosebleeds till this winter when I started a new job. It is very dry there and I get nosebleeds occasionally there and at home. I have started taking extra iron and I don't get them as much now. Not sure if there is a link or not but my hair has finally stopped falling out.
Terrible thinking you have a runny nose and realizing it's blood. Good luck.
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You may be anemic? Anemia is fairly common in hypothyroid disease. Nosebleeds can be one symptom of anemia.
Have you been on antibiotics lately? You may be low in Vitamin K. K helps with clotting. Vitamin K is made in the gut by bacteria and is found in leafy green veggies. So mabbe upping your leafy greens and taking a probiotic might help.
Sorry to hear about this... they can be rather dramatic and happen at inopportune times. I had one this winter... I was at a play of all things... and the BF informed me my right nostril was full of blood.
Not the best evening assessory to be sure!
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No, I live in the Northeast....usually are winters are dry...springtime not so much...I don't have high bloodpressure problems...but thanks...maybe its just a fluky allergy thing...I'll keep an eye on it...
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