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I have puritus as a result of taking synthetic drug for low

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I have puritus as a result of taking synthetic drug for low thyroid. I have been off the medicine for two years and the skin itching all over is still with me
JA: When were you prescribed this medication? How severe were any side effects?
Customer: the day I took the medicine the severe itching started
JA: Have you seen a doctor about the itchiness?
Customer: 10 different dermatologists and allergists.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

what synthetic drug are you taking?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I was taking synthroid
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

I take synthroid as well for my lack of thyroid gland.

it is also called levothyroxine.

most likely it is not causing you itchy skin

other issues can cause itchy skin.

dry skin, bad anxiety symptoms,

what is your TSH level? have you had your thyroid levels checked recently?