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Joint Pain and Hypothyroid

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  • Posted By: tigger!13
  • January 2, 2009
  • 02:58 AM

Hi,

So I have been worried that I might have a problem other than the Hypothyroid I was diagnosed with 6 years ago. I have had joint pain, headaches, fatigue, cold sensitivity, dizziness, muscle aches, irritability, irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety, joint swelling, constipation, nose bleeds, sleep problems, and increased urination.

I have lived with these symptoms off and on since I hit puberty, so approx. 15 years.

The reason I am writing this is not because I feel my thyroid diagnosis is wrong, but that there is something being missed. Autoimmune problems run in my family and I was wondering if this could be a cause of these symptoms.

I appreciate any and all information.


Thanx

Tig

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  • Hi, So I have been worried that I might have a problem other than the Hypothyroid I was diagnosed with 6 years ago. I have had joint pain, headaches, fatigue, cold sensitivity, dizziness, muscle aches, irritability, irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety, joint swelling, constipation, nose bleeds, sleep problems, and increased urination. I have lived with these symptoms off and on since I hit puberty, so approx. 15 years. The reason I am writing this is not because I feel my thyroid diagnosis is wrong, but that there is something being missed. Autoimmune problems run in my family and I was wondering if this could be a cause of these symptoms. I appreciate any and all information. Thanx Tig maybe you are on wrong med dosage???? and being undertreated??? Have you discussed that you still have symptoms with your doc?? what did he/she say? your fatigue.. is it postexertional??? eg symptoms made worst by exercise etc There is a condition which can go along with hypothyriodism which can cause those symptoms (except the nose bleeds and joint swelling) ..hence my question. Cause you have nose bleeds and joint swelling thou which dont fit what im thinking of, i doubt if that would be your issue and causing all the other symptoms.......... Hows your blood pressure.. high BP may cause nose bleeds, headaches and dizziness......... A common cause of irregular periods is polycystic ovulation syndrome .. you should see a specialist in female issues to get your hormones checked. i have PCOS but my hormones appeared in normal range.. my GP refered me on and it turned out what appeared normal was actually abnormal, my female hormones thou the levels were in right ranges were in reversed ratios so the specialist suspected PCOS and sent me for ultrasound.. sure enough i did have polycystic ovaries causing my period issues etc.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 05:40 AM
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  • I have told the doc about my symptoms. But because my Thyroid test show I am in the normal range she is hesitant to up my dose. The nose bleeds are very recent. They are really bad as well. I actually choke on the blood draining into my throat. I haven't had them since I was little. If they persist I will go get checked. I am thinking they are a separate thing since they started about a week ago. The Joint pain though has been an issue since puberty along with all the other symptoms. The pain actually gets better with exercise. It is kinda weird. All the other symptoms are pretty consistent. I did recently go in to get my thyroid checked and should get the test results next week. We will see how that goes. I am going to take your advice about going to get my hormones checked. I actually had issues with my hormones when I was in high school, they never actually diagnosed me with anything and kind of wrote me off, so the problem was never addressed like it could have been. Thank you for you input, I would have never thought about the issues I had back then without it. I just want my pain to either go away or be manageable. It has gotten to the point that normal every day activities are becoming unbearable, I also want to stop being tired all the time. I shouldn't feel like I am dragging 24/7 it is very frustrating to feel like this and then at the same time feel like I am crazy. I just wish I could find a doctor who will Listen to me and really make an effort. I truly believe that is half the battle.thanks again,TIG
    tigger!13 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 06:28 AM
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  • There are numerous things that can cause your symptoms,but,yes,an autoimmune disease is one of them>
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 00:50 PM
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