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How do you look when you are Hypo??

Hey everyone...

well.. after my 3 weeks of beeing not well i looked in the mirror today.. i saw a zombie... in the past, when i was healthy, i had a good skin color ( a little bit brown) and NO dark eye circles..

now i look like i've been drunk for a week or so... pale.. dark eye circles... im still hypo...

how do YOU look like when hypo? do you look better when you are feeling better?
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1756321 tn?1547095325
My hypothyroid facial symptoms include...

Very round face (moon face)
Swelling near the eyes and swelled eyelids
Right eye droops (ptosis)
Severe fluid filled double chin
Dull expressionless face (I like to call this the idiot expression lol)
Dark circles (still have this but worse prior to taking B12 and thyroxine)
Pale lips (can look very white)
Pale skin/yellowish tint
Nose thickened/broadened, lips thickened
Sparse outer third of eyebrows (looks like I overplucked my eyebrows)
Blood shot eyes
Hyperpigmentation

I can't get rid of all my hypothyroid symptoms unless I'm hyperthyroid (cellular dramas) so I still have a lot of these facial symptoms.  My eyelid is way too fond of my eyelashes. *sigh*  :)
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1756321 tn?1547095325
One more symptom to that list - acne.
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no 1 else?
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1202943 tn?1347840652
Here are my hypothyroid facial symptoms.  I have some photos on my profile page that show it all!

Swollen puffy face
Swelling around the eyes and swollen eyelids
Dull expressionless face
Dark circles
Pale skin/yellowish tint
Dry skin
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It's funny, I read about puffy face as a typical thyroid symptom when I first discovered I was hypo, but I couldn't see any puffiness in my face. I was also not overweight. But once I became properly medicated, I lost 5 lbs and my face indeed became noticeably less puffy. It was only in retrospect, looking at old photos, that it became obvious to me that my face was indeed very puffy while I was hypo. It had just been that way for so long I thought it was normal! Same with the 5 lbs. I am still in the normal weight range, on the thin side but back to my pre-hypo weight.

Other than that, my skin was acne-ridden while I was hypo. That improved greatly upon medication.
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1363339 tn?1338771053
I don't like seeing myself in mirror without lipstick and face powder.  As you said, I look like zombie.

I have swelling under my eyes or eye bag.  It's so obvious, even though I have good sleep.  Dry skin, Pale looking face.
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1756321 tn?1547095325
A moon face is a round and puffy face. I missed the word puffy. :) Despite having dry skin almost everywhere, my nose is fairly oily and I have ridiculously oily hair which I have to wash daily.  I only discovered Batiste Dry Shampoo last year.  Better late than never. :)
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My face wasn't particularly round, just my features were puffy.

I noticed the outer third of eyebrows thing, but honestly that has never improved despite proper medication.
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1756321 tn?1547095325
I don't think my eyebrows will fully regrow either. From the article Topic: Hair Loss by Dr David Derry...

"It was recognized in the 1930s that some low thyroid problems are difficult to reverse if they have been present for a long period.(5-6)"

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649848 tn?1534633700
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I had the puffy under eye bags, as well.  Plus my face was very swollen and round.  I hadn't even realized the under eye bags were a hypo symptom, but they were the first thing to go away, once I got on med.  If yours aren't going away, you, most likely need a higher dose of med.

My eyebrows have regrown and I actually have to have my hair dresser wax them on a regular basis.
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