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Hypothyroidism Heavy Legs
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
Age:38, I have leg weakness, vit d normal, any other deficiency may cause leg weakness? History:heavy flow, mild pid, hypothyroid(under therapy), high ldl
Leg weakness: Unilateral leg wekness indicates localized problem. You should seek medical opinion. ...Read more
I'm experiencing a weird light-headed sensation where my limbs and even head feel really heavy, though not dizzy. I have hypothyroidism.
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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I have been diagnosed hypothyroid for a year. Recently I have had buzzing sensation in legs and I feel like I am burning from the inside. ?
Legs: Very unlikely to be thyroid related. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more
My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?
See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more
Yes: But it is usually only part of the cause. ...Read more
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
What would cause reddish, dry skin on lower knees of both legs? Would hypothyroidism cause it somehow?
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
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?
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
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
I have endometriosis, hypothyroidism, & PCOS. My periods are getting more painful, with debilitating pain shooting down my left leg. What should I do?
Given the number of issues you report you must see your doctor as soon as possible!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
I've had skin pain 5-6x in the last 2 years. It has been on my legs and arms. It lasts about 3 days before it resolves. Can hypothyroidism cause this?
Hypothyroidism: Very unlikely, but your doctor can do a blood test to reassure you ...Read more
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
I have hypothyroidism and I have been noticing that I have scale like rashes growing mainly on my arms and legs similar to dry razor shave bumps...Why?
Having some weird joint pain. Also achy arms and legs. 26/F. Healthy. hypothyroidism. Worried about leukemia? No other symptoms of leukemia though.
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).
Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?
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
Can i prevent swelling of my feet and legs when i travel long distances? I am perimenopausal, have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure.
Hypothyroidism: hands and feet cramping levels are good on levothyroxine ... Very bad and night especially feet and occasionally legs hips..?
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
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
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 hashis, hypothyroid, low vit d. Fibro. Constant spasms. Legs ache. Walking stairs is difficult. Arms/hands sore. Pos StrAbs, ach levels normal?
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. Have the pain and other issues evaluated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more