Graves’ disease and hand and knee pain

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I have Graves’ disease and suffer from finger, hand, wrist, forearm and knee pain. I was wondering if any of you also has pain and if you have found a way of reducing the pain that does not involve taking painkillers.

I look forward to hearing from you all! 😊

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    Hi there

    I also suffer from pain but mainly in my calves, knees and shoulder joints.  I have been having acupuncture for several years and it helps a great deal with pain and general well being. It’s also helps to reduce anxiety

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    Hi Dean74191,

    Thank you very much for the advice, it is much appreciated! I have been thinking about trying acupuncture, so I'll definitely give it a go.

    Thanks again and take care :-)

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      I have Graves’ disease too.. and have been in remission for  over three years now ..

      It didn’t just happen ... and it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t , after taking Carbimazole , started taking vitamins minerals and nutrients on a DAILY BASIS

      Since reaching normal levels of producing thyroxine .

      YOU WILL ONLY BECOME PAIN FREE  if you stick  to a regime of building up and feeding your Immune System again so that it has all it needs to help your body in every way that it can .... and so that it leaves your poor thyroid gland alone and working in harmony with the rest of your body .

      Only when all your levels are level .. and in fact , OPTIMUM ... will you start to feel the pain disappear .🦋

      Pain  was a misery for  me ... I thought I had  arthritis in every part of me until I discovered how to treat my thyroid disease .

      I’ve never looked back .. I feel great and definately my old self  again .  

      It CAN BE DONE .. loads of  us here have tried and mastered it to our own ends 

      It’s all about knowledge   .. and empowerment  !

      Luv mx🌹

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      Great advice and really nice to hear this thing can be beaten. It’s great to hear there can be a positive outcome, which is so hard to imagine when you feel so terrible to start with. 

      Thank you 😊 

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      Hi Madge1979,

      Thank you for replying and sharing your history with us, as Dean74191 says it is great news to hear that we all can feel better in the long run.

      In May 2018, after a year of taking antithyroid medications (carbimazole for the first six months and propylthiouracil (PTU) for the last six), my endocrinologist suggested that as my thyroid levels were within the normal range I stopped taking the tablets. Since then, my hand and knee pain has got worse, it could be coincidental or it could be related, I don't know. Did your pain get worse when you stopped taking the medicine?

      I have been talking multivitamins since I was diagnosed and have (always have had) a very healthy lifestyle, i.e. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and keep active. So, it is great to hear that this will help me to recover.

      Other people I have spoken to have also said that there is a difference between your levels being within the normal range and being at the optimal level for you, and that the target is to get them to your optimal level. Did you think that you were at your optimum level when you stopped taking the medication? Or if you weren’t, how long did it take you to get to your optimum level?

      Thanks again for all your great advice and I look forward to hearing more from you and any others in the forum! 😊

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