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I've been having fatigue & muscle pain. I recently had a virus so I thought this was Lyme but my doc suggested a thyroid test. Should I be concerned?
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Maybe Lyme
It wouldn't hurt to test thyroid.
Some of those symtoms could be lyme, but i would consider it more likely if you have had exposure to outdoor grassy or wooded areas, gardening, have outdoor pets, had a recent tick bite or rash, or if symptoms come and go over several weeks/months.

In brief: Maybe Lyme
It wouldn't hurt to test thyroid.
Some of those symtoms could be lyme, but i would consider it more likely if you have had exposure to outdoor grassy or wooded areas, gardening, have outdoor pets, had a recent tick bite or rash, or if symptoms come and go over several weeks/months.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Listen to your Dr
Your doctor seems to have a good approach.
Start with his/her advice. If thyroid is normal, your doctor might want to refer you to a rheumatologist.

In brief: Listen to your Dr
Your doctor seems to have a good approach.
Start with his/her advice. If thyroid is normal, your doctor might want to refer you to a rheumatologist.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: It depends
On the result of the thyroid (hopefully tsh) blood test.
Their are many reasons for fatigue and muscle pain.

In brief: It depends
On the result of the thyroid (hopefully tsh) blood test.
Their are many reasons for fatigue and muscle pain.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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