Posted 5/23/2017 1:18 PM (GMT -8)
Hello, I am hoping for some input from anyone that has or is taking thyroid medication of any kind. I have Hashimoto's and subclinical hypothroidism. At this point my doctor is mainly treating symptoms as My levels are only a bit out of range.
I have had lifelong GERD (am 29) and have had more LPR like symptoms the last few years. I take Zegerid 20 mg 2x daily, Carafate suspension at night and zantac and gaviscon as needed. I have had flare ups on and off recently which have included severe swallowing problems.
I had hoped starting thyroid meds might help as I know hypothyroidism can cause/exacerbate Gerd. I was taking very low dose Cytomel (alone) for 6 months and experienced a severe LPR flare up , constant non acidic reflux, lots of mucus in throat, esophageal spasms and difficulty swallowing. i was never sure whether to blame the Cytomel or not as I have had this before. I did however determine the Cytomel was causing other side effects and now have switched to Synthroid. I am now experiencing severe burning reflux which is quite rare for me. I am starting to suspect the thyroid meds and am getting concerned about what to do. I am tired of suffering and down to eating 5 foods.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar and if so what was ypur solution? Thank you so much!