Can this be Hypothyroidism?

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1. I had a heart attack and a single stent was placed. (October 2014)

2. Jan 2015 I started feeling fatigued and pinching pain all over my body?

3. March 2015 fatigue and pain reached a stage where I wasnt able to walk even 100 meters.

4. April my doc suggested me to stop rosuvastatin 5 mg and things dramatically improved. I still was not able to exersise but i was able to work and lead a normal life.

5. Whenever I tried to run or walk fast or in any way exserted myself the pain and fatigue came back and stayed for a day or 2. 

6. I saw several doctors 

Cardiologist : did several tests and everything is normal with heart ejection fraction 58%

Gasgtrologist: Normal endoscopy

Vitamin D: 19 ( started suppliments but havent helped)

Calcium: Normal

Magnesium: Normal

Electrolytes: Normal

TSH : 3.4

Neurologist says I have fibromyalgia, but pills which he has given for the same are not helping me at all. 

Current symptoms after walking even 200 meters

1. Severe pain on side of my stomach  and back (seems like kidneys) but normal creatinine, CT scan and ultrasound

2. This pain then moves to large muscles (triceps, thighs, sheens, etc) eventually small joints start hurting

I can recover from this condition if i take complete bedrest for atleast 24 hrs. But it comes back even if i do little activity. 

I have reached a stage where i am not able to go to office and do my job.  

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    Hello Nikhil:

    My name is Shelly and I am a nurse in the USA.  I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease since 1987 and I am 54.

    Sorry to hear about your heart attack.  So you had a stent in.

    Once the heart has damage to it, the body can become acid like inside, and many people get GERD.

    Walking exerts enegry on the heart and if your arteries that feed your heart are blocked oxygen can't get around.

    Did you have an angiogram  to see the arteries in your heart?   How is your BP?  How is your cholesterol? how is your B-12 level.

    Vit D being low at 19 normal should be 30-100 is serious.  The body can have muscles in pain from low D and it can cause cramps in the legs.  We lose the ability to make it from sunlight after age 30.

    To be sure it is not the thyroid please have a TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone test) and T4 and T3 level done.

    Hypo (low thyroid) symptoms are: feeling cold, feeling sleepy all the time, low energy, dry skin, brittle nails, low heart rate, low body temp, weight gain, muscle aches, hair loss.  There are more but these are common.

    I think your problem is more heart related. Please keep us posted on how you do.


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      HI Shelly 

      Thanks for response, I have met with 3 Cardios and they have all certified my heart as "perfect condition" My ejection fraction is 60% which is quite normal. Angiogram is done and there are no blockages. So its doesnt seem anything to do with heart.

      My all cholestrol levels are absolutely perfect even without statins. B-12 is normal as well.

      I do have some of the symptoms you described I feel very cold when others are not cold at all. My hands and feet feel more cold. I have lower body temprature than normal sometimes. I am on very strict diet but I am not loosing any weight at all. I am losing my hair a lot. I have verticle ridges on my nails. 


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      Hello Nikhil:

      Okay that is great you had an angiogram and other tests done so we can rule it out.

      Please ask for a TSH level, T4 level and T3 level.  This will show any thyroid disease.

      If you have a family history of thyroid problems ask for a TPOA (thyroid antibodies test).

      It very well could be your thyroid so get tested to be sure, it is simple blood work.

      Keep us posted on how you get on.


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    HI Everyone wanted to update this thread. Finally it seems there is some breakthrough in diagnosis. I tested for cortisol and my morning cortisol levels are 33. I am soon going to meet endocrinologist will keep this thread updated. 

    Thanks for responding to me.


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      Hello Nikhil:

      Have them do a CAT scan on the adrenal glands and check for any cysts or growths.  High cortisol can make you shake, gain weight make you sleepy, so they can do a Dexamethasone test which they do a series of blood draws after you take the Dexa tablet to see if you are having spikes at certain times of the day.

      Please keep us posted on how you do,


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