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Interested in experiences of men/women on Synthroid who have added Tumeric.
Hi, @speedy — just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Did you decide to keep taking the turmeric?
I am having my Heart surgery pn feb 21. They are replacing twp valves and moving one of my pacemaker leads. They also may be doing a cabg. I will be going ack on tumeric followiing surger as as it is conytolling mh mgus.
I have been taking Synthroid after having my thyroid irradiated, approximately 40 years ago. I have been healthy all of my life (I am 67). I just recently experienced the horrible rash of brown tail moths. I have had severe itching, burning pain, and red welts from both of my wrists to just below my shoulders, even waking me up multiple times each night. I admittedly scratched my skin deeply, causing bleeding; after nearly a month of misery, I visited my wonderful MD and she prescribed Prednisone 10 mg for a week and said that I had an allergy to the poison in the hairs that the moths gifted me with. The Prednisone helped quite a bit, but almost the moment I finished the Prednisone the rash started all over again. After suffering for another few weeks, I visited my doctor again. She was surprised that it was still a problem and prescribed Prednisone again, this time for two weeks. She told me not to scratch, no matter what – and advised me to ice my arms, which I do with some relief. Somehow, I managed to ignore the persistent urges to scratch for all of the two weeks and a week beyond the end of the Prednisone. Again, as soon as the Prednisone was gone, the rash came back with a vengeance. I have tried so many creams, lotions and potions on my arms that my skin seems to be somewhat compromised now; I cannot even wear a long sleeve blouse, no matter how lightweight it is, without it causing more welts to present themselves. Last night, I scratched again after waking up scratching and miserable. The only thing I can relate the feeling of this rash to is shingles and/or having insulation particles embedded in my skin. If my husband touches my arm I cringe. I called a dermatologist yesterday, hoping to get in to see her next week; I need some assistance, for sure. After this long description (thanks for your patience), my question is this: I take 100 mg of Synthroid. Is is safe, without side effects, to also take Turmeric. I have purchased some in hopes of its inflammation-fighting properties to help with my problem. I also take a Calcium supplement and one baby aspirin each day. What do you think? I thank you, sincerely, in advance, for any and all opinions/information you can share. Many blessings, Debbie
I have a long history with excema, starting when I was born and doctoring until I was about 30 and learned to stay away from the irritants for me. I worked on my diet and stress and the only thing that seemed to help was citrus in the winter and sun and olive oil in the summer. I had much cortizone when I was young and X-ray treatments, as well as much ultraviolet treatment. I am allergic to many plants. Prednisone made me quite ill so I avoid that now. I suggest clean skin with olive oil or moisture cream, and avoiding stress, pampering yourself. I advise a balanced diet and lots of veggies and fruit, for everything.
I suggest a specialist in skin disorders, however it is important that you try to identify what is triggering the rash. I had many allergy tests, and that helped but over the years the allergies can change, eliminating some triggers and getting different ones. I have read that the medical world has never figured out a cure for excema in babies and children but I have desensitized and outgrown many of my allergies. I find that the sun is healing because of the ultraviolet rays but the doctors will tell you to stay out of the sun. Also creasote is very healing on the skin. Olive oil is wonderful. Lots of sleep is good. I have lived a long life despite infections and swelling. Right now I have itching on my eyelids but no visible rash. I can't use medicines there. I think diet helps, especially grapefruit and other citrus. I had my cancerous thyroid removed ten years ago and live on low doses of Synthroid to prevent more cancer. I have little energy but I stay cheerful and avoid stress. One more thing. Bathe in soft water only. No hard well water. The sun in Florida in February helps very much. But I am skipping it this winter because of the virus. I have survived breast cancer and thyroid cancer. I have my skin checked every six months to remove any basal cell spots that appear. I have had one squamous cell on my face which was very deep. I still look pretty good in the face at 85. Maybe that's the best anyone can do living on a farm with many toxic weeds. I should be living in Arizona but I am in the midwest which I love. Dorisena
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Glad you are doing well. It's all rather confusing, this life. I rely on the Lord to see me through the chaos of body, mind, and spirit.
Thanks for your support. I am grateful for the opportunity to share with strangers so we can have strength and comfort in our journey.
We are not alone in this world and it is only temporary for those of us who rely on the Lord. Dorisena
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