Is Hyperthyroidism and FIbromyalgia linked?

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I have been going to my doctors for some time now with unexplained muscle pain which I have in my legs lower back and also upper back and neck, also extreme tiredness and fatigue, my doctor suggested fibromyalgia and sent me for a blood test my results came back as borderline thyroid, does anyone get any muscle pain and tiredness through thyroid issues or is it fibro? Thanks 

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    My understanding is that muscle pain can be a part of hypothyroidism, as can low magnesium levels (very common). If you try thyroid and magnesium supplementation and still have muscle pain, a fibro diagnosis may be worth investigating. 
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    Hi you want vitamin d. Levels tested!!  Very common in thyroidies!!  I've been there where you are  ten years down. Line!  With severe vitamin d deficency !  About time uk docs and endis caught up! 
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      I can vouch for it!!!!  My level was minus 7.5!!!!  It's a slow haul. But 9 months later what a difference I'm on it for life now !!! 
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      And vitamin D helps with so much beyond muscle pain. If I only could take one supplement, that would be the one! 
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    My doctor is ringing me tomoro as the receptionist said if I had extreme tiredness I would need to speak to a doctor so Il wait and see what he suggests tomoro, I cant stand this muscle pain any longer, iv been taking mega vitamins from Holland and Barrett but have had no effect.

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    Been sweating an awful lot too, the rest of my full blood count came back satisfactory. X

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    Not sure on that, I had neck and back pains before I took the thyroxine but sometimes I do lack motivation, I think sometimes my get up and go has been and gone.
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      On the nhs site sweating seems to be a symptom, I know how you feel about fatigue, sometimes I want to get up and do things but my body doesn't physically want to like its aching constantly.

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    Hi Donna,I have had under active thyroid for over 20years,and yes I often suffer with aching joints and muscles,chronic fatigue is also something I have often,others on hear are saying vitamin d could be a factor so I am off to my doctor to get a test done,I have never been told this .hope you get sorted soon .all the best Ann x
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