Thyroid :: Hashimoto's And Vitamin D Deficiency - Muscle/bone Aches
Feb 25, 2014
Is this common? I just got my lab results back from my last checkup, my thyroid function is good and being controlled well by my Armour, but I have a severe vitamin D deficiency (8.9 with a range of 30-100). Is this pretty normal? My doctor recommended that I take a D supplement. Should this fix the problem or is there an underlying issue? This also seems to explain a lot of the muscle/bone aches I've been having.
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Over the last year and a half, they have been testing my thyroid as it keeps showing up as underactive (no they have not done anything about it, for some reason they just keep getting more bloods done?). Until 2 years ago, all of my bloods came back perfect, with a high iron count of 148, but the other levels pretty much smack in the middle of normal ranges. This time, My iron came back as 53 - the doc said for me this is quite bad because mine are usually so high. My Thyroid level was 13, and he told me that my Vitamin D was terribly low. Although he did not give me the exact level of Vit D, I can only assume it was rather terrible as that is the only supplement he told me that I need to get onto immediately.
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So, I know these levels are not great, but as it was a rushed appointment, he told me those levels, told me that I have Hashimoto's Disease and wrote up another batch of blood tests. So now I am lost.
Can anyone tell me what on earth this all means?
I AM going back to him, but couldn't get an appointment until mid/end next week (which is great because my bloods should be back by then anyway).
This will be the 4th set of bloods I have done in the last 18-20 months, all of which showed an underactive thyroid. I'm just not sure why they are still testing?
Is this normal? And what do those iron and thyroid levels mean? I'm assuming it isn't anything drastic or he would have done more about it?
My doctor told me today I have a severe vitamin D deficiency. I had been to see her because of terrible bone pain lasting months. She told me this could be the cause.
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I'm currently taking 20,000 units of vit D for 15 days, then down to 800 for maintenance.
I'm not expecting results straight away, but the problem is, the pain has gotten 10x worse since my first dose today, and it was already pretty bad. I can't find pain as a side effect anywhere so I'm just seriously confused as to why this has happened. I've never felt pain like this before, so I'm assuming it's related to the vit D.
I've had some blood work done because I was extremely tired and have been for the last couple of months, muscle pain (mostly upper back and neck), headaches, muscle weakness, being emotional (bursting into tears) mostly because extremely tired. digestive issues etc.
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Results came back, only thing wrong is D3 level at 6 ng/ml (minimum should be 30). I was prescribed 25000 UI a week for three months. I also sent a mail with the results to my endocrinologist. She says she doesn't think my symptoms come from a vitamin D deficiency. Now I respect the woman a LOT. She has helped me in many ways in the past and she's been the only one to find what was wrong with me years back when I had severe health issues and every other doctor thought I was just "depressed".
I am though very surprised by her answer. I've read of a lot of people having very similar symptoms with vitamin D deficiency, and for most of them the symptoms just flew away when their vitamin D level went back up.
I was diagnosed with with B12 and Vitamin D deficiency. Both levels quite low. I have been taking my Vitamin B12 shots for three weeks now. Also I am on supplements for Vitamin D 60000 IU once a week. Most of my symptoms like tingling numbness and headache have gone. But since a few days i have been experiencing this weird feeling in my chest and entire body, the kinds when we are nervous, with palpitation while sleeping. I wake up and sit for sometime and then I seem to be fine. However, it happens again when i am about fall asleep. My GP said its anxiety and prescribed clonazepam. It did help for three days. But yesterday I tried sleeping without taking clonazepam and the same feeling of anxiety and palpitation came back. Is it a part of the vitamin D recovery process? I don't want to take clonazepam regularly. Any suggestions?
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My cholesterol has been high recently and my doctor keeps putting me on statins..it was 300 and I went on Lipitor.. some time after started to have muscle aches so I stopped taking it myself and the pains went away...went to doctor and he put me on pravastatin 20 mg and I tried it for a while but again had muscle aches and pains..i stopped the pravastatin and the pain has been totally gone..i feel great...I need to go to the dr again in about a month but my problem is my doctor won't listen that I don't want a statin..he says a non statin drug won't help..told the dr I don't want to be on statins but he is not listening to me...I have now tried to modify my diet..i weigh about 150..cut out all pasta and sweets...can I really lower my numbers without statins.?
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I have been dealing with anxiety for the last 4 months but woke up the other morning and both my calf muscles were sore lime I had run a marathon but of course I hadn't. I did feel anxious or anything but they say you can get the symptoms without having it and was wondering if this is anxiety symptoms at its best.
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I was recently referred to an endocrinologist due to 'abnormal' blood test results. The results were not shared with me. The endo gave me a full exam & at the time concluded my thyroid was fine & I was just stressed from work & maybe a psychologist would help. He took a blood test anyways.
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A week later I got a call to say a prescription was in the post for 125 mg of Eltroxin!
I've managed to get a copy of the blood test result that the endo took & I'm trying to figure out if it means I have Hashimoto's disease. My endo never mentioned this to me but it seems from what I can find online that might be the case. Any help at all with this is greatly appreciated :
Free T3: 5.2
Free T4: 14.7
Anti TG: 358.8
Anti TPO: 8.1
I'm 23 years old, 5 months ago I got diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I was scared of having to go on meds for the rest of my life at such a young age so I opted for natural route. The homeopathic Dr. I went to see gave me i Throid iodine pills, and had me go on a 2 week liquid diet (I only lasted 4 days) and he wanted me to do a 60-90 smoothie diet. Needless to say I gave up after the 4 days and when I stopped the diet I stopped taking the i Thyroid pills. 2 weeks ago I went to see my endocrinologist who wasn't very happy that I hadn't been taking the Synthroid as she had prescribed and told me the results from my ultra sound to my thyroid looked rough. She went on to stress how important it is that I take it and how my levels are worse off then when I first came to see her. She also told me if I was trying to get pregnant how important it is for the baby to have thyroid. So yesterday I find out I'm pregnant and now I'm freaking out. My natural part of me is screaming don't take it, start the iThroid religiously and stick to it, but I feel like it's too late. At this point it's too late for me to experiment what may/may not work for me in terms of trying out the natural route. I had months to figure that out and I didn't and now I'm pregnant. If my baby needs my thyroid to develop properly then I need to start taking the prescribed synthroid. My endo prescribed me .05 mg I don't know if that's a lot or a little. She also told me if I find out I'm pregnant I need to let her know immediately so she can increase it by 30%. I guess I'm wondering if others who have hashimoto's and those that have gone through pregnancy while taking synthroid can tell me anything. I'm scared my body's going to react weird to it. I'm scared my hairs going to fall out and I'm going to gain weight (currently 5"5 114lbs.) I read those are some of the side effects from Synthroid. I'm scared to have heart palpitations and anxiety) which I already have but I'm scared it'll make my anxiety worse to the point I'm a complete wreck. While having all these fears I'm also scared about what may happen to the baby if I don't take it. So before writing this post I popped my first synthroid pill. Maybe I'll go on it until the baby is born and then come off it and try natural again? Anyone think that's a good idea? I just don't want to be dependent on something big pharma produced in a lab. Maybe it's just a matter of changing my diet and exercising and eating gluten free foods. I'm wondering if anyone with Hashimoto's can tell me about their experience with it and help ease my mind.
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I'm a 28 year old male. Over the past couple years my health has been steadily deteriorating.
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- Weight gain. 1-2 years gained 40lbs. (Now closing in on 295lbs)
- Unable to lose weight. Cut calories, ate better food, worked out with a trainer 4-5 days a week, 2.5 hours a day for a month and lost 2lbs. Muscle gain did not account for the lack of weight loss.
- knee pain (for 4-5 years). X-rays came back negative.
- legs are constantly overheated, and warm to the touch.
- exhaustion, all the time. To the point where it affects my life.
- no interest in anything due to always being tired.
- caffeine has no effect. Never drank coffee in my life, but started drinking black coffee and had no effect.
- constantly feeling 'I can't', whenever something comes up.
-Doctor treated this as depression. I went on Celexa for 5 months and all that did was make things worse. Increased weight gain, more tired, more emotional, more depressed.
- I also saw a psychologist for about 10 sessions, but this was not very effective as I didn't have any specific trauma events.
- blood work and urine came back normal. No thyroid issues, no diabetes, nothing.
I keep trying to get healthy, but I can't shake this 'cloudy' feeling and exhaustion all the time.
I don't know if anyone can think of what this could be? I know I need to get more active, but like I said above my body and mind keep telling me 'I can't'...and no amount of caffeine helps.
I have Hashimoto's disease. Over the last year or so I have really started to experience some of the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism such as super bad fatigue, LOTS of pain in my bones, etc. Are the two connected?
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I have an important question.
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My last blood work from one mouth ago revealed a TSH of - 0.16. (ranges 0.3-4.5)
Though my levels of free T3 & T4 were midrange and maybe even slightly lower than they should be.
FT3: 3.30 (ranges 2.1-4.2)
FT4: 1.02 (ranges 0.7-1.8)
I'm on 112,5 levothyroxine and 12,5 cytomel daily dose.
Is it safe to have a TSH that low?
Can I even upgrade my meds to 125 levo a day? I still feel hypo and under medicated.
I did hear about the 'optimal' values between the ranges were a lot of people are on their best in their 'sweet spots'.
If the rule of thumb is that FT4 has to be 50% of the range and FT3 upper half to upper third, i's logical that I'm still hypo. This all being said, will my TSH drop even more when I go to 125?
I don't understand the link between TSH and the FT3 & FT4 results. How can I have such a low TSH and still not reach the recommended levels?
I am having a monthly infusion of Zoledronic Acid, I was wondering I'm anyone else has experienced the above symptoms, Cramps are always in my calves, ankle and groin. Muscle aches can be anytime during my treatment.
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I know that it's known that lipitor has the side-effect of muscle tiredness and aches. Has anyone else have to deal with this? Man it's off the hook. I almost am paralyzed fro, lipitor. This horrible and I would like to talk to someone who's been through it. This is a very under-rated affliction IMO. I've been tested and it doesn't look like I have the Rabadolosis<sp? That spelling isn't even close. I was very scared before I realized what was causing this severe problem.. Now I know that lipitor has helped a lot of people, it brought my cholesterol down a bunch very quickly. Frankly i would rather have high cholesterol. I did have a stroke at the end of November, small, deep in the cerebellum. Hence the lipitor.
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After seeing my GP and a specialist about ED, they've prescribed me 5mg cialis to take every day. I'm on day 3 and i'm getting side-effects, flushing (warm feeling in the face), muscle aches and also feeling fatigued and drowsy.
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Has anyone else here taken it daily? do the side effects wear off or is this what I should expect now? if they wear off, i can tough it out - but if this is just how-im-going-to-feel-now.
I have seen some videos that support a gluten free diet and an end to Hashimoto's.
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Has anyone tried going completely gluten free and had an improvement in their symptoms or even and reduction or end to their meds?
I Am wondering if someone can help me out with what my blood results mean . ok so i went to a walk in clinic because i was having a laundry list of stuff going on with my health . asked doc to do some blood work and see if he could find what might be wrong .
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blood work came back showing some thyroid issues . my TSH was .16 my T4 free was 18 free T3 was 6.1 and my TPO was 102
the doc said i have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and referred me to endocrinologist which im waiting for appointment .
so my question is after doing some googling im wondering if the doc might have meant to say graves disease rather than hashimoto's . it was very busy in the office and maybe he just mixed the two up ? the reason im thinking this is because when i look at what my blood work results are they point to hyperthyroid rather than hypo . can anybody tell from my numbers i really would like to know and its a bit of a wait till my appointment with the specialist.
I am very new to this site and extremely grateful that I found it. I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia almost three years ago. I am taking 350 milligrams of metoprolol. My primary doctor ordered new labs since my cardiologist has not requested any in the last 2.5 years. My results are as follows:
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TSH - 0.01
Vitamin D - 26
Carbon Dioxide - 18
Free T4 - 1.3
Thyroglobulin Antibodies <1
Thyroid Peroxidase Ab 421
Primary doc originally thought I graves or Hashimoto's, but now wants me to follow up with an endocrinologist. Of course that appointment is 2 months away.
I do not have many symptoms. I do have the feeling of warmth in my shins, but that comes and goes. I have a little muscle weakness. I have been having trouble sleeping through the night, but 2 glasses of wine have been helping.
If I do have either Graves or Hashimoto's is waiting 2 months for a doctor appointment ok? I would think that I need some type of medicine.
I don't really know how to begin this message, I'm so exhausted and mad against that weight gain and stuff.
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I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with Hashimoto one year ago. Since then, I put up 20 kilos ( most of them in 6 months ). My t4f and t3f are okay, and THIS is at 0.40, which is the minimum.
There are two years and a half ago, I was 110 kilos. I decided to lose weight and did 2 to 3 hours of sport per day + a diet. I lost 54 kilos and reached 56 kilos for 180. I felt soo good and happy for the first time of my life, no kidding.
And then, I haven't even had the time to have fun with my new body, that I began putting up weight.
I do 10 to 14 hours of sport per week ( I run a lot, quick walks in the mountain and so on ) and still follow my diet ( 1200-1300 cal )
I'm sick, I'm trying not to be too depressed, but it's hard. I'm so tired, my muscles don't want to keep on, and neither want I. Thinking that I've lost one year of my life trying to lose weight for nothing makes me mad.
I'm followed by a diet doctor, who can't even find why I keep on putting weight,m but tries to change some of the aspects of what I eat. I also see a psy, he can't really help me, as my problem is real, and not just in my head.
I was diagnosed w/Graves disease 5 yrs ago after presenting with atrial fibrillation, bp 214/125,tremors;sweating & other symptoms- (I thought previous to this I was in menopause so I hadn't gone to the dr.)-Dr did bloodwork for thyroid and sd my tests were the highest he'd seen in his 50 years of practice- wanted me to go ER but I couldn't as I was the caregiver for my mom w/Parkinson's- To make a long story short, he gave me 20 mg methimazole, atenolol,paxil (I was a nervous wreck) 25 mg hctz and 1 aspirin.
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After 1 yr methimazole was dropped to 15mg and now 10mg because I was doing so well my tests were indicating Hypothyroid rather than Hyper. So, up & down and up & down for 5 long years. Lately, I have been HOT & Cold on the same day, hair & skin very dry, cold feet and hands, joint pains in lower back and knees and some days can't walk well due to knees- has this happened to anyone? Computer suggested Hashimoto's symptoms and I cannot go to the Dr for 3 months due to finances- I am currently taking 0-10 mgs methimazole,10 mg paxil, 25 mg hctz and 1 aspirin- I tried cutting the methimazole for a month and everything SEEMED ok, but then got scared and went back on it- additionally, my weight has gone from 119 lbs to 165 in 5 yrs- Cannot lose weight no matter what I do; another indication of HYPO- Dr says weight gain is my body responding to disease and I was underweight when I was 119 lbs at 5'6"- HUH? I read that some of the side effects for methimazole are MY LIFE- Anyone have any suggestions?
I have Hashimoto's. I was diagnosed with this 2 years ago. I take 75mcg T4 and 10mcg T3 but I want to raise this on alternate days with 100mcg T4 and 15 mcg T3. My endo does not yet know I want to do this because I'm worried she will think I'm doing something silly.
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I have had my thyroid function test done last week and the results have come back but I'm not being told what they are until I get it in writing. The endo wants my TSH to come back up to 2.5.
Symptoms I have:
Goitre (ultrasound says thyroid is swollen but no nodules)
Itchy feeling in throat (front of neck where thyroid is)
Dizziness when standing
! Serum TSH level: <0.02mpmol/L IU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 level: 19.8pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 level: 5.2pmol/L (3.90 - 6.70)
! Serum TSH level: <0.02mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 level: 20.5pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 level: 5.0pmol/L (3.90 - 6.70)
Serum TSH level: 1.30mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 level: 17.1pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 level: 4.1pmol/L (3.90 - 6.70)
! Serum TSH level: 5.61mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 level: 18.1pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 level: 4pmol/L (3.90 - 6.70)
! TPO antibodies: 275IU/L (<34)
Serum TSH level: 0.41mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 level: 13.2pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 level: 4.2pmol/L (3.90 - 6.70)