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Doctor insights on: Adjusting Thyroid Medication And Joint Pain

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Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Vitamin d level of 11.4 with ongoing joint pain, all arthritic tests normal including xrays. Enlarged thryoid, all thyroid tests normal.

On the right track: Vit d very low would need to supplement to level at least 30 40 would be nice whole body can hurt with that level of vit d joints and muscles ask dr to rx 50, 000 units every week for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Having joint pain back pain and pain while standing ANA profile; thyroid all blood tests are normal I was vit d deficient now normal at cud be this?

Having joint pain back pain and pain while standing ANA profile; thyroid all blood tests are normal I was vit d deficient now normal at cud be this?

Further Evaluation: Which joints ? ( All, several , one ) Where is pain when standing (Whole body, lower back , hip, leg ) Vitamin D is essential for normal bone formation . At present there is a lot of research interest in vitamin D possibly affecting other body systems.(heart, blood vessels,immune system ) ...Read more

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What does having high thyroid antibodies/severe joint pain/lupus mean?

Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun. Lupus may increase antithyroglobulin antibodies levels without having any other underlying disease. ...Read more

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Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Joint pains: Cause of joint pains can be multiple in reference to endocrine apart from thyroid hemochromatosis, gout, parathyroid disease growth hormone disorders all of these have either clinical signs or simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Not bone density: Low bone density does not cause any symptoms unless you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, then there is pain. Pain in joints can be from osteoarthritis or other forms of arthritis. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. ...Read more

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I have a 'meatball -like' lump near my left hip. i have had movicol but it remains. i have joint pain after resting & have under active thyroid?

I have a 'meatball -like' lump near my left hip. i have had movicol but it remains. i have joint pain after resting & have under active thyroid?

Hernia?: If its more towards the groin, could be a hernia. A primary care provider should be able to sort it out with a physical exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi my skin is drying, my hair is dull and lifeless. I have joint pain, no energy, burping, chest pain, normal thyroid testing, could it be low acid?

Hi my skin is drying, my hair is dull and lifeless. I have joint pain, no energy, burping, chest pain, normal thyroid testing, could it be low acid?

Work up needed: A variety of other conditions will need to be ruled out including iron and vitamin D deficiency, malabsorption syndromes, specifically celiac disease. Talk to your doc about your persisting symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more