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I have very bad acne mainly on my forehead and it has been this way since I was about 11 years old (I'm 16). I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism when I was 7 and from that point on I developed a few pimples every now and then. Then when I was 14 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease as well and my acne has gotten worse. I eat a healthy gluten free and dairy free diet, get enough sleep, drink lots of water, and exercise regularly so the only thing I can guess it is caused by is the thyroid problems I have but at the same time anyone I know with similar thyroid problems doesn't have acne.


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Probably not causing acne directly, but increased levels of thyroid hormone (either from disease itself or from higher dose of levothyroxine pill)  can cause stress- like state which in turn can cause or worsen  acne. 
You may also discuss this with your endocrinologist.



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One of my thyroid levels is high and the other is low. Could that be the cause of a hormonal imbalance ending up with hormonal acne? 

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