Osteoarthritis and hypothyroidism

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Avatar n tn well now on top of it I have started to have pain in my shoulder joints couple of years ago and a couple of month ago I had pain in my arms and legs and couldnt sleepm and my rheumatologist says its osteoarthritis ,well I just couldnt believe it .I insisted on more tests and now I have a vitamin D deficiency which is connected to the pararhyroid removal .Doctors usually just do ordinary checks .Why is this ? Ps before I went to 3 different doctors i had diagnosed myself !!!!
Avatar f tn Deficiencies in these vitamin/minerals often go hand in hand with hypothyroidism and can cause some of the symptoms you have. Do you know the cause of your hypothyroidism? It often takes some time to get well once we start on thyroid hormones, so even though you've been on the medication for several months, you body is not completely healed yet...
Avatar n tn I have been diagosed with TLE and DLE, fibromylgia, hypothyroidism,OA. I am now having issues with the r foot. achilles tendoin and the joint area in the ankle. Could this be caused the lupus developing further?
387767 tn?1345875627 Over the years I have had some aches and pains, but in the past 3 years it has gotten to where it is very painful. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, but none of the typical drugs for that are helping me. I am in pain every day and I also have a lot of swelling, which no doctor, not even the rheumatologist, can seem to tell me why. I tested negative for RA, Lupus and Lyme. My question is: Could this all be from the hypothyroidism? Should I find another endo?
Avatar m tn My mother has hypothyroidism and has been taking Synthroid for over 30 years. The last two years her doctor has been trying to regulate her dose. She is currently taking 100MCG 3 times a week and 88MCG 5 days a week. Her doctor is still trying to "tweak" the dose. However, she is experiencing knee stiffness in both knees. Could this be related to the problem in finding the correct dose? Would it be helpful to see an orthopedic doctor?
429778 tn?1205276936 I have been diagnosed with Hypoparathyroid, Hypothyroid, and with a single Nodule on left side thyroid measuring 1.2 x 0.7 x 1.0 hypoechoic with some vascularity. My thyroid gland is diffusely enlarged with some inhomogeneous echogenicity in both lobes. Right larger than left. I have now severe Osteoporosis (age 46). Next week I am having the nodule FNA. I suffer from many other health issues mainly in the central nervous system.
Avatar m tn There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout. Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries.
Avatar n tn Unexplained aches and pains coming on and off could be due to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, H pylori infection, anemia, liver disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Vit B12 or Vit D deficiency and due to calcium or magnesium deficiency. It can also be due to sleep related disorders.
Avatar n tn I am currently on pain management for a genetic condition with my knees and am on 10mgx4 a day of Oxycodone and 15mgx2 times a day of morphine time release. Is there any way this could be causing the pain? I had minor pain before getting n pain management, but now it's almost unbearable even with the pain meds.Not sure if I should discuss with my PCP or my pain management doc but figured I would get an idea as to what it could be first.
Avatar f tn Multiple joint pain is seen in fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hashimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Avatar f tn I do not know the answer to your first question other than to say no, you should not take them at the exact same time. Whether you should stop taking the thyroid supplement entirely is a question you should ask a doctor. If you're thinking of STARTING a supplement, ask the doctor. As far as a relationship between fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's, about all I can find is this; "People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn My right tibia is bent and I am now pigeon toed. Severe pain in legs, hips and back my liver and kidney functions tests do not always come out good. I have almost an ongoing UTI. My hair falls out, I have white spots on my skin, headaches and it seems like new symptoms every day. I have lost 32 lbs in 2 months. Is it possible that I could have lupus related cancer? Who do I need to see, oncologist, rheumatologist or who?
Avatar n tn htm There are many things that can cause the swelling ect that you are having but this is a general area to start getting checked. I take black cherry extract for my osteoarthritis and it works great for the swelling ect. I hope you get a diagnosis soon and get better quick. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn My husband was misdiagnosed with things such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and the dr couldn't find anything else to pin his symptoms on. So now we have a diagnosis after all this time and it's a simple blood test that is not routine. People diagnosed with iron overload often, OFTEN have thyroid problems, and b12 deficiencies are common as well, and hypothyroidism is a major issue in this disorder. Iron loads onto thryoid and also pituitary gland causing hormonal changes.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been struggling with dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, and a peircing headache! I am not quite sure what could be wrong. I was doing some research over the internet and thought maybe it could be vertigo, but I am 18, could I really have vertigo? I have had dizzy and nauseaous spells in the past but they recently have become much more abundant. For the past two weeeks I feel as if it comes atleast once a day. I will get the dizzy feeling and have to lay down and im ALWAYS tired.
Avatar f tn I have severe lower back pain (diagnosed with x-ray as degenerative joint and osteoarthritis), pain at the tips of my ribs, headaches, very fatigued, insomnia (now on Ambien and still tired!!), having trouble with constipation and nausea and I have lost 15+ pounds in about 2-3 months. Any ideas at all or where I should go from here. My doctor has not called or anything so I am not sure what he will say and I am worried, my follow up is not for 3 weeks. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am a 30 year old male and I have a question please. What causes proximal interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joint pain? My hands are starting to hurt bad. I know I have arthritis, plus meniscus problems in my left knee because I had a MRI done. I am having joint pain in my left ankle too, I don't know what could be wrong? Will the Dr. be able to determine the cause? Also, has anyone had any experiences with other NSAID pain meds that are any better than Mobic?
Avatar f tn I have had fibromyalgia since a near fatal car accident 10 years ago. I am currently on Celexa and Methadone, and I have gained about 35 lbs. and I can't figure out how to stop it or why it is happening. My pain management doctor is a neurologist, and he just says it is a combination of the meds, menopause,not being as active, but he is not a diet doctor and his main concern is my pain. Is there another combination of meds that doesn't do this?
Avatar f tn Ok so about a week ago my girlfriend noticed a minor pain in her shoulder, which is constant and never relents. The day after she noticed the pain her leg was in so much pain to the point she could not stand up but it eventually got better but her shoulder still hurts constantly even with tylenol. She is a swimmer and slightly overwieght, shes 5'8 at about 160LBs I thought it was just too much phsycial activity but she has a lump on her right shoulder just between her deltoid and clavicle.
Avatar n tn While not generally well-known or understood, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause a variety of muscle or joint-related symptoms. Hypothyroidism can create a variety of muscle and joint-related symptoms. Most commonly, these symptoms are due to swelling of the muscles, or swelling that is pressing on nerves.
Avatar n tn i have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis b and also experience joint pain the rhuematism test came back a low positive and my knees are filling with fluid and hurt to stand up and down and throb and i also have other joint pain i am assuming this is caused by the hepatitis b the rhuematologist said it could be but wasn;t sure. whats up with you? do you have hep b? i need the liver biopsy as well i was told i have an 8mm tumor and that it was probably a hemangioma.
Avatar m tn Hello, These burning sensations on the knuckles and joints can be due to heat burns, arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism. They can also be due to peripheral vascular disease, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms are gone or not.
Avatar n tn It is gets pretty painful and very sensitive to touch and pressure. Occasionally I get some swelling around the area. These episodes typically last around 15-20 minutes, sometimes up to half an hour. What can cause this and what can I do to prevent it?
Avatar n tn I have both severe adrenal gland fatigue and hypothyroidism. Chronic fatigue is one of my main symptoms, and can be caused by low cortisol alone. Hope this helps the both of you.
Avatar f tn Normally (when everything is okay with the pituitary) TSH is a reliable indicator if the person has a thyroid problems because if it is high it clearly relates to hypothyroidism and if it excessively low it clearly relates to hyperthyroidism. In your case the lines are blurred - have they worked out if pituitary function is affected? Will probably do lots of blood tests I imagine. It is pretty rare for something to go wrong with the pituitary gland.
Avatar f tn I too have type 2 diabetes, and fibro, and also throw in degenerative osteoarthritis. At one time I was seeing a phusical therapist, for the fibro. I had lots of fatty lumps as you describe them. The PT said they were from myofascial spasm syndrome. He would exert hard pressure to break them up. Stripping up and down my arms, legs, ribcage, exc. Left lots of bruises. Over the years they have come back.
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
Avatar n tn I have since gotten worse and still not returned to work. My neck and shoulders, arm and hand all hurt worse now. My middle, ring and pinky finger all go numb at times. I drop things without knowing my hand opens or can feel it do so. If I lay on my side to sleep it hurts, if I sit too long in one position it hurts and if I walk with my arm to my side it hurts. I also have muscle aches in my hip pelvis area. My leg muscles are weak. I can not climb stairs without stopping after a couple.
Avatar f tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Hence investigations to rule these causes should be carried out. There are many pain medications available.