Hypothyroidism Support Group

Hypothyroidism is the disease state caused by insufficient production of thyrohormone by the thyroid gland. There are several distinct causes for chronic hypothyroidism, the most common being Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism following radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism. Advanced hypothyroidism may cause severe complications, the most serious one of which is myxedema.

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My skin feels like it's going to split open.

My legs have been feeling awful lately. Like I'm retaining water. I am super tired too. My legs hurt so bad at night, I can't bend my knees. It feels like my skin is going to split open when I put weight on my legs - like squat or sit on my feet. It's terrible. I am trying to drink more, I know I've slacked off on that. Has anyone else had this issue? I'm on levo - 100mcg/day. I just had labs done, I know my levels are good and my vit D deficiency is under control, but something isn't lining up. I've not ever had this as a side affect of the drug or illness, and it's starting to worry me, just a little.

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Not exactly but similar. My legs and feet swell terribly and it is almost as if I can feel the swelling creeping up my leg when I stand, and the skin feels tighter. I have never gotten my swelling under control. I take lisinopril as a preventative since I am diabetic, and if I forget it the swelling is much worse.
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You know, I wonder. I'll start to monitor how often I pee during the day. Today, for whatever reason, I feel better. I don't know why. I didn't drink too much more yesterday, but i did drink more in the afteroon. I also didn't walk 3+ miles either, and ate red meat 2 x yesterday (which I don't eat at all). I went to bed real late and got up 30 min. earlier - I don't get it. I'm going to go back to writing my diet in my journal here again for a week - see if I can figure it out.