under active thyroids and joint pains

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Hi I've got under active thyroid and for the past few months I've been suffering with joint pains, the doctors actually upped my dose to 125mg of thyroxine and since then every time I do something active I get severe joint pains, there has been two occasions where I haven't been able to walk because it had been that severe, I've been tested for rheumatoid arthritis and infections but it all came up clear, I don't think it's because of my thyroids I think it may be because of the medicine  but I'm not sure



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    Hi Charley123,

    I have  to say you sound exact like me.  I had thebody aches (flu like chills), slow movements where joints wernt agile anymore, feel were always painful to the point where if I walked for more than 20 minutes I wolul be unable to move.  I had these symtomsfor about 5 years.  My GP tried all the usual tests inc MRI scans all came back normal. I've always said that my medication was to blame as a couple of years ago i had a minute med increase and after 4 days was unable to get out of bed for painful feet, so i stopped the increase.  My GP on the otherhand was dismissive.I recently went back to my GP and as usual she was parming me off with pain killers, so I said enough and demanded my medication to decrease from 100mcg to 75mcg. She said no at first but I said I will decrease with her backing or not so she agreed, on the understanding we review and blood test within 8 weeks.  It took the 8weeks to feel better, but about 12 weeks on I feel fantastic, no pain at all, no aches my agility came back abit more so much so that I cycle to work covering about 80 mile a week for the last 4 weeks, do aqua running twice aweek.  Ive lost weight nearly a stone due to the extra excersise,however 2 weeks into the medication reduction I lost 4lb, that was before I started to excersise.  My advise to you is that you know your own body and if you think you are over medicated persist with your GP and dont waist valuble years like I have.  Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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      thankyou, i do think that this could be my problem but im not quite sure, i should be being referred to a rheumotologist and maybe a thyroid specialist but has gotten to the point where some days i cant get up without help and even then it can take upto half an hour because it hurs so much. i do feel like the level that ive been increased to has helped my tiredness and low mood never the less, thankyou for your help i'm very happy that you've got help and i'll keep you posted x
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    Hi Charlie...I don't know if you are open to seeing a homeopathic practitioner who also specializes in natural pathic alternatives.  This might help.  Also, you might want to alleviate all wheat bread/gluten products.  I also take liquid Hylur- onic Acid, Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM capsules morning and night. I use a very good liquid Hyluronic Acid (also called, "HA".  Wow, what a difference and relief in joint pain.  I think my pains are from arthritis since my doctor had x-rays done and that's what she said it was.  My pains didn't start for 10 years after being diagnosed with Hashimotos, but it's been hard to live with as the pains have gotten a little worse. I'm working on losing weight and that might help for me.  All in all though, I've been doing better with pain issues since taking my combo of things as mentioned above.  Also, I take several supplements good for Hashimoto's: D3, vit. K, selenium, zinc combo with calcium and magnezium, calcium, B12/B6/Folic Acid, and L-Tyrosine.  If anyone reads this and knows of anything else, I am open but I would do my research.  And of course, anyone reading this should check with their doctor before using my regimen.  I hope this info is helpful.

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