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How do you know if you need an anti-histamine or not?

I have constant suck throat with muccus that I have to spit. I have dry eyebrows, scalp itch, dry eyes.

My TSH is always around 4-6, my T3 was good, my T4 is always on the lower third so im taking 75mcg of Euthirox, still not doing anything.

Anyway, I wanted to know if antihistamine would help and how do I know if I need one? Doctors told me you cant know with any test, its just trial and error.

What should I take? I tried 10mg of Cetirizine nightly for some weeks, did not notice anything so stopped it.

asked Feb 6, 2015 by prusia

2 Answers

Your TSH is quite high, Ray recommends people get it down to 1 or less. Euthirox is T4 only right? He says most people feel best on 4:1 to 2:1 ratio of T4 to T3... can you get some T3? And you probably need to raise your dose overall.

Have you tried Benadryl or cyproheptadine for your mucus? Those are the two safe antihistamines worth experimenting with.

Have you also done an elimination diet to see which foods are triggering the mucus?

answered Mar 4, 2015 by ilovethesea

I think it's better to adress the underlying issue which is probably some sort of deficiency. My answer to resolving constant mucous was a combination of Vitamin A and E. Dry skin, scalp itch, dandruff, bad breath are all symptomatic of Vitamin A deficiency.

answered Feb 6, 2015 by Broda Barnes

Interesting, never tested for vit A. What should I do to test vit A and E?

I have a mineralogram scheluded, i hope I can find some clues on mineral deficiency and possible heavy metal intoxication.

Anyway tho, how does one know if they need antihistamines or not?