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Stopped thyroid medicines due to severe side effects, since have rush and tingling on head and face. Cause?

Was put on a thyroid medication in January, and stopped taking it about ninty days later with severe side effects. Since, all of my blood tests have been normal and I have lost all of those side effects except one. I have a rush and tingling on my head and face, seemingly from a blood rush. Could that still be from my thyroid medication that long ago?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You have neither mentioned whether you were diagnosed with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid); or, the medication taken/details of side effects.

Treatment for both conditions is entirely different, and so is the side effects.

Drugs for both conditions are started with lower doses and increased VERY GRADUALLY. Hence, rapid increase in the dose or, high initial dose lead to side effects.

Rush and tingling sensation on head/face can be due to high dose of drug for hypothyroid state, acute anxiety or panic reactions, or as a manifestation of menopausal syndrome.

Hence, I cannot offer any comments in the absence of full details.

Your treating doctor- who is privy to all information and blood reports- is the best judge.

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Answered: Sun, 15 Dec 2013
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