Osteoarthritis and thyroid

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Avatar f tn I've had mri's of my spine and shows osteoarthritis with bone spurs in cervical thoracic and lumbar. This was done in 2007 (i was 35), now i have this horrible tendonitis in both wrists and i'm on prednisone. Could this be related to the arthritis? i'm seeing an ortho but he doesn't know about the osteoarthritis (i was just rereading my reports and it jumped out at me). What should i expect with this diagnosis? I have terrible neck pain and headaches and numbness on left side of body.
Avatar m tn B12 and other such as vitamins and magnesium were ok. I am not sure about B12 and magnesium in tissue level. But, my Vit. D was 15-25 nmol/L, I was on Vitamin D supplement and sunbath and afterward my Vit. D level became 125 nmol/L. I am suspected OA, but it seems unlikely with the high level of Vit, D and Calcium.
Avatar n tn I take 10 different meds a day( asthma, thyroid, high blood pressure, hot flashes,ibs,gird, and lupus) and am so tired of it all. Is it possible to have all 3 (Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis) and if so, is it common? I guess I keep thinking that maybe it seems odd to be young and have all 3 at the same time. I want one or more to go away and only have to deal with one disease at a time. Also...I have a lymph node that has popped up on my shoulder that no one seems to care about...
Avatar f tn I see an Endo and the only thing she seems to be concerned with is the TSH. She says it is in the normal range so there is nothing to worry about. This is the 3rd Endo I have had. They all seem to be the same around here, if the numbers are ok, I am ok. She wants me to have a sleep apnea test. I know I don't have it, once I fall asleep, I sleep through the night, I wake up tired and feel tired all the time. I have dry skin, dry brittle hair and nails that break at the drop of a dime.
975514 tn?1325001538 I don't know if thyroid disorders CAUSE arthritis, but I do know they can exacerbate it unbelievably. When I was hypo, my main (?hard to choose!) complaint was a lower back problem. My muscles felt so weak that I literally had to stop en route from bed to coffee pot fo fear my back wasn't going to hold me up. Since being on meds, the lower back has improved tremendously. I have arthritis, so it's not 100%, but arthritis doesn't go away, so I guess I'm stuck with that part.
Avatar n tn I just had surgery and took hydrocodone. I am on synthroid and cytomel for my thyroid. No problems noted. Hydrocodone on the other hand is a whole new set of problems if you start taking those every day. No thanks.....I would look at a different avenue. The narcotic pain meds are too addictive physically and psychologically.
Avatar f tn Instead, I have found myself working with a more holistic type doctor who handles hormones, thyroid issues and adrenal issues as well as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is also a PCP doctor, so he takes my insurance. I also see my Rheumatologist as well to make sure I have the specialist managing everything because I am on a Intermittent FMLA leave from work.
Avatar n tn i was suffeing from papilary carcinoma of thyroid in 2002 i got complete thyrodictomy. now i am takin 5 tablets of thyroxine per day. but now a days i am feeling weekness of mussles and also feeling joint pains of my legs. i am not taking any multivitamins kindly advice me.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm sorry that you are facing this - I can only give you some information on the anatomy and physiology of the pituitary gland and it's relationship with the thyroid gland. TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - and that's what it does - stimulates the thyroid gland to release stored thyroid hormone. This Hormone (TSH) is made by the pituitary gland in response to a message (TRH) from the hypothalamus which is like a control centre for the brain.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with low thyroid function,and put on .25mg. of synthroid and that worked for about 3 1/2 yrs. Then I started to feel yucky again. Then doctor did a antibody test and found out I have hasimoto disease. Then further found out I have wilson temp. syndrome also. I'm off synthroid and treating my low temp. with straight T3 and got my temp. up, so now I am weaning myself off of T3.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with 3 thyroid nodules, 1 larger one on the isthmus and 2 smaller on the right lobe. Had 2 thyroid ultrasounds, plus 1 FNA which showed "Atypia present - a few follicular cells which look suspicious" and am now being referred for surgery. Had a 2nd opinion but with no additional biopsy done and recommendation is the same: isthusectomy plus right lobectomy with the possibility of total thyroidectomy.
Avatar f tn I also experience occasional heart palpitations, although not as significant as pre-thyroidectomy when my T3 and T4 were in the 60's and 70's range and experiencing thyroid storms (oh boy!). I have gained a significant amount of weight (140lbs) in the last 8-9 years. The last enodcrinologist I saw tested to rule out the gene for male pattern baldness- it came back negative. He told me my problem was probably due to nerves.
369861 tn?1306279286 Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering? Now,I have gained about 3 pounds since my doctor took me off all diuretics and may have possible congestive heart failure. I posted last week about diuretics and i took the advise, but when i went to the doctor on thursday, i had gained the weight.
369861 tn?1306279286 I had my ultrasound and raiu and was told I had 2 hot nodules and RAI treatment was the best way to go and here I am one year later still trying to figure out what the heck happend. Since I have had the RAI treatment, I was put on 100 mg of synthroid and the dosage changed to 112. I have had trouble swallowing and hoarseness. I been sent to an ENT and now a speech therapist. who knows where I'm going next.
Avatar f tn ) I've been looking at arthritis websites (wow, just what I need, another medical problem), and if it happens to be calcium, it can be caused by underactive thyroid, Osteoarthritis, Gout, or Pseudogout -- and Pseudogout can be caused by Thryoid disease or Parathryoid disease. Isn't it funny how so many of the "underlying problems" seem to always come back to the thyroid or the adrenals?
Avatar n tn Regarding your question, you really are not treating T3 and T4, you are treating symptoms, by adjusting the levels of free T3 and free T4 (FT3 and FT4). The thyroid glands produce mostly T4 hormone and some T3. Most of this is inactive because it is bound up with protein. Only the small portion that is unbound (free) is active to regulate metabolism and most other body functions. Think of T4 as a storage hormone that circulates through the body.
975514 tn?1325001538 TPOab, TGab and TRab? These would indicate if you have an autoimmune thyroid disease and would indicate the direction that any further testing should take.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to follow you all up and let you know that FINALLY after all this time, and months and months of severe reoccurring mouth ulcers and extreme fatigue and weight gain, i got all my tests back and i have hyopthyroidism! My ultrasound showed an increase in blood flow to my thyroid and my thyroid was very enlarged. the bloodwork showed very high levels, meaning hypo! Since my ENT was the one to figure it all out, she didn't want to prescribe meds yet since it's not her specialty.
1650103 tn?1303737497 Thyroid does cause High Blood Pressure and High Chlesterol, also the hip pain and artheritic pain, joints,and muscle pain, heart palpatations occur with overactive thyroid, which with such a high TSH would indicate Hypoactive. Did they happen to do Free T3 and Free T4 with the TSH ?
Avatar m tn I'm 54 and have been taking thyroid medication for years - always hypo. My doctor put me on 50 mcg of cytomel and 50mcg synthroid. Then, recently I had my blood work done and results were TSH .05 and Free T4 -.44. My doctor took me off the cytomel today. He seemed confused with my blood work considering I've always been hypo. Could this indicate too much meds or pituitary glad problem. I seem to have brain fog, extremely tired,(at times- my speech is slurred. And I have osteoporosis.
Avatar f tn I also have osteoarthritis and am never entirely pain free. If you have hypothyroidism, she should then test thyroid antibodies to determine whether or not you have Hashimoto's. The tests she should order are Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb). You need them both, because some people have one or the other and some have both, but either/both can diagnose Hashi's.
Avatar f tn So, I am wondering has anyone (who was able to get through this epic) had similar symptoms because I am thinking that all my 'stuff' might be connected. And, has anyone related thyroid issues to dental infection/mercury toxicity? And....is surgery or radioactive goop the only way to heal - neither sounds great. FYI: labs are:T4- 7.3, t-Uptake - 33.0, Free T4 - 1.0, Free thyroxine index 2.4, TSH - 1.
Avatar f tn My thyroid began to swell, after I began taking Klonopin. Thyroid and diabetes go hand in hand. Most whom develop thyroid disease, also develop diabetes. Wish you/family well.
280485 tn?1249017444 However, I suspect that you are experiencing an increase in osteoarthritis, a common complaint as thyroid is replaced for some reason. (Cut to me reading this...) Hey!!! I have the exact same problem with hip joint pain in particular, since I started Synthroid. Maybe I'll get some good info... But the answer provided by "whomever...", is way too vague. Why is there an increase in osteoarthritis with thyroid replacement? Why only in some people?
Avatar f tn A good thyroid doctor will treat a hypo patient clinically by testing and adjusting the biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4, as necessary to relieve symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels. If at any time you find that is not happening with your doctor, then you need to bring it to his attention and insist on it. If unsuccessful in getting treated clinically as described, then you should find a good thyroid doctor that will do so.
Avatar n tn So I would tell everyone if you think you have a hitial hernia and problems swallowing do not waite around for she was also on thyroid meds and protonix for the stomach and throat.. and all this time wasted was lung cancer in both lungs and we thought she was on a diet and the hitial hernia was acting up to why it bothered her to swallow.. you seek further help and do not rely on some doctors or hospitals like she did ..you can be fooled like she was..
182884 tn?1259316506 My husband says that there is a heart problem conncection too, and the little that I have read seems to be related to people that allready have preexisting heart disease and then getting thyroid problems and they have more problems. My questions is that if you are Hypo are you at a increased risk for developing heart disease problems, and if so what type and what other information can you give?
Avatar f tn Could you please give us some links to info that shows that osteoarthritis is associated with thyroid disease? I'd like to read through that info.