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I have Hashimotos Thyroidism, diagnosed decades ago and have been going along on Thyroxine quite happily. Suddenly my GP suggest I may be a little overmedicated and sends me for a DEXA (bone density scan. Results show I have osteoporosis! My GP believes thyroxine is the reason for the bone loss. I am due to see a endocrinologist in about 6 wks.
I am in my late 50's, female, and until last week considered myself fit, strong and healthy. I power walk at least 10 km daily, do weight training 3 times a week, abdominals and stretching daily. Vit D ( i take a supplement) and Calcium levels tested as normal.
My blood test results are at the lower end of normal for T4 and T3 but my TSH is suppressed. I need to try to reduce my dose of thyroxine, get the TSH into the normal range, without going hypo!
Anyone else out there like me, with thyroid disease and osteoporosis, already exercising heaps anyway? I am already doing all the right things for bone health.
Thanks so much for any help, this diagnosis of osteoporosis really rocked my world, and not in a good way!
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