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Leg weakness, higher ldl(168), hypothyroid. I use treanaxamic acid 500(7tabs) for heavy flow every period(2yrs. Is my legweakness due to use of tablets?

Leg weakness, higher ldl(168), hypothyroid. I use treanaxamic acid 500(7tabs) for heavy flow every period(2yrs. Is my legweakness due to use of tablets?

Not likely: With LDL that high are you on a statin? That may be a contributor. Also vascular disease may cause muscle weakness as can uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Other possibilities include but not limited to dehydration, vit deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, nerve or vascular compromise. I would see your physician if persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I'm experiencing a weird light-headed sensation where my limbs and even head feel really heavy, though not dizzy. I have hypothyroidism.

I'm experiencing a weird light-headed sensation where my limbs and even head feel really heavy, though not dizzy. I have hypothyroidism.

More details: Please provide more details : Did you skip your meals ? low blood sugar could cause lightheaded as well as dehydration Any shortness of breath, tingling sensation or numbness of your extremities. Anemia: Your menstruation not heavy? You have hypothyroidism. Do you take your medication? Any blood test for thyroid function lately. See your PCP asap. Take care.
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Hypothyroidism and swelling of arms, face, legs?

Hypothyroidism and swelling of arms, face, legs?

Hypothyroidism: Swelling of face arm and legs may be due to myxedema or hypothyroidism of long standing which has gone untreated. Swelling of the skin can ensue and may eventually lead to a comatose which can be fatal. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

Can: One of the consequence of untreated hypothyroidism is heat failure and that can cause pitting edema. Myxedema can cause non-pitting edema. In either case you need to seek care if you have pitting edema. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?They're brief but they hurt.No twitching, happens at research.I do have sciatica and hypothyroid. Is it related to either?

What causes leg cramps?They're brief but they hurt.No twitching, happens at research.I do have sciatica and hypothyroid. Is it related to either?

Yes: Could be either. Could also be muscle tightness and electrolyte imbalances as well. Suggest seeing your doctor to determine which it is. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I take 112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

I have hypothyroidism.  I take  112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

See doc.: Edema of the extremities is only very rarely related to hypothyroid. When it does occur it is usually with marked and protracted hypothyroid ( very high tsh) and it is non pitting. If your TSH is normal the edema is due to something else. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Hypothyroidism: can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check aace.com, synthroid (thyroxine).com or web md. I don't understand your question or know the answer. You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Labs?: Hypothyroidism is diagnosed with lab testing. The most common symptoms are fatigue, mild weight gain, constipation, and sensitivity or intolerance of cold temperatures (feeling cold when everyone else is comfortable). If your labs showed normal thyroid function then there is nothing to treat with thyroid medication. Have lab checked, and if normal, continue other evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read more

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I have UTI but I'm exhausted! My legs hurt and I can't get warm I also have Addison's disease and hypothyroidism?

I have UTI but I'm exhausted! My legs hurt and I can't get warm I also have Addison's disease and hypothyroidism?

UTI exhausted: Treat your UTI and check your thyroid and cortisol/mineralcorticoid levels. and electrolyte levels In times of illness those who have steroid suppression feel weaker as they do not have the stress steroid spurt, that occurs normally. Discuss with your doctor increasing steroids during times of stress. F/u/ w/ doc today. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and i have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and i have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

Need dose adjustment: Sounds like you are still suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism despite taking thyroid replacement. You need to check your thyroid function tests and increase the doses of the supplements if thyroid levels in your blood remain low. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more

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Can i prevent swelling of my feet and legs when i travel long distances? I am perimenopausal, have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure.

Can i prevent swelling of my feet and legs when i travel long distances? I am perimenopausal, have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure.

Yes: Or at least you can limit the swelling. Keep your legs propped up if possible when sitting. Also use compression stockings on both legs. You may want to talk to your doctor about diuretic. ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

Physician: Family practice physician will help you sort through these problems, do appropriate workups, and refer you to the proper specialists if necessary. ...Read more

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Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Night itch top of my feet and lower legs  for 2  weeks  No welts/ rash. Blood sugar,  kidney/ liver functions ok.  Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, my anti-TPO is 822, TSH is 0.8 on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Why do I still suffer from night sweats and leg edema?

I have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, my anti-TPO is 822, TSH is 0.8 on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Why do I still suffer from night sweats and leg edema?

Probably not thyroid: Looks like your hypothyroidism is being properly treated. The anti-TPO antibodies will stay high for a long time. I don't see how your symptoms are related to the thyroid. Suggest discussing this with your doctor. ...Read more