Thyroid problem

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I have been diagnosed with hyper thyroid and graves disease been taking medicine for it for a month body aches very bad sometimes could that be from my thyroid?

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    Hi melissa33850,severe hyperthyroidism can cause muscle pain and weakness.

    However, anti thyroid medication, in my case Carbimazole, caused aching and stiff joints at higher doses (30mg per day). Did you have any body aches before starting your medication?

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    It could be the dosage you are on.  More likely, it could also be vitamin, mineral and amino acid deficiencies your body has since it became hyperthyroid.  Especially you may be deficient in Carnitine, vitamin D and Magnesium.  I was deficient in all of these and I was only mildly (10 points above normal) hyperthyroid.  If you can, see if you can get tested for Total and Free Carnitine, vitamin D and Magnesium and if you are deficient, start taking these supplements.

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    Oh yeah, I not only have aches but difficulty walking and I cannot raise my right arm. I have waited over 4 months to see an Endocrinologist, and I finally get to see one today. I was truly hoping medication would help, but from what I have seen on this site, many have had difficulties with the medication, but many also say things get better over time.
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      It sounds like you have "frozen shoulder" on your right side. It could be caused by the combination of three conditions:

      1. Lower neck disc pathology or nerve compression. Frozen Shoulder almost always occurs in patients with lower neck disc conditions or muscle contraction conditions which compress the nerves supplying the shoulder and arm with motor and sensory information. (eg. thoracic outlet syndrome.)

      2. Hormonal imbalance. Frozen shoulder always occurs in those with hormonal imbalances such as menopause, diabetes, thyroid, adrenal stress, testosterone imbalance, etc.

      3. Shoulder strain injury (usually undetected by patients)

      The factor #2 points to one of the hormonal imbalances we GD patients suffer: thyroid/autoimmune disorder, which and #1 (neck disorder) could cause inflammation on your shoulder joint triggered by #3 (mechanical strain/injury on the shoulder). I hope you can get help on this from your endo too. GL

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      Thanks Mike. I finally got to see an Endocrinologist yesterday, and had the blood work done. He said I may not have hyperthyroidism, but then again I will have to wait and see he stoped my regular meds except two. He thinks one medication may be causing problems.

      i should know soon about my blood work.

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