Thyroid and gout

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Avatar n tn She has sent me for a blood test as she thinks this could be gout. I have been looking into gout on the internet and it says that thyroid disorders can be relevant. Is this true?
Avatar n tn Hello, I am 35 years old and 2 years ago my thyroid was removed due to goiters and Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Just prior to that I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Currrently I am taking 225mcg's of synthroid. But ever since my thyroid was removed, I have experienced weight gain, extreme muscle pain and headaches. I still also experience very dry skin and fatigue.
Avatar n tn WOW that is taking charge of your health! Thanks for sharing .. what med is that .. a generic ... I'm not sure ?
Avatar f tn My doctor wanted to try colchicine, saying that even thought I don't have gout, that the pain is similar, and if it helps with gout, it could help me. Since I've been on colchicine, I've only had one or two days with pain. I'm on quite a few other meds for different reasons. Domperidone & Rabeprazole for damage from bulimia, Trazodone & Welbutrin. for depression and sleep aid as well as Melatonin. Atenolol for tachycardia, simple PVC and skipped beats.
Avatar m tn While visiting my regular doctor for my thyroid I asked him if my gout could have been caused by my hep c.He said theres a good chance it did and that he would like to try to ween me off the allopurinol that I have to take everyday now that I am negative.That is scary for me because a gout attack is so bad I just want to hack my big toe off with an axe.Does anybody on here have gout and do you know if hep c can cause it?
487621 tn?1322613297 I didn't know to ask for anything else. Now I know about the Free T3 and T4. I also have gout which measured at 7.7 and was put on Allopurinol.
Avatar f tn With Hashi's the autoimmune system erroneously determines that the thyroid gland is foreign to the body and produces antibodies to attack and eventually destroy the gland. Along the path to destruction, the output of the gland is diminished and Free T4 and Free t3 levels drop and the TSH levels increases. Both your Free T3 and Free T4 are extremely low. No wonder you would have hypothyroid symptoms.
Avatar m tn He said he can't explain what it is but he sent me to rheumotologist for possible gout problem.....and she tested me, confirmed I do NOT have gout. Could this be related to the thyroid? What should I look for to alert me to potential thyroid issues? I am 56 years old.
5851092 tn?1404137064 It makes a congested feeling, uncomfortable. If pressed it hurts and is sore. Ive had the thyroid test (tsh, t3,t4) and a thyroid scan 2 years ago. It doesnt hurt when not exercising. Ive had a pretty extensive cardio workup for other reasons and ive tried acid reflux medications. So Im not sure if its the thyroid buts its that area where its located that hurts. Thanks!
168348 tn?1379360675 Not huge, but kind of gaping and all swollen .. I was tring to pry out a yankee candle and used the knife and, well, slipped and OUCH! One last update .. they ran urinalysis dip and blood and some WBC's showed up so off to the lab for a culture. Soooooooo I'll let you know where I am with the thryoid stuffs later this week.
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 f tn I'm a 43 year old female nurse who finished 4 unsuccessful cycles of IVF over a year ago. Previous and during the IVF treatment I was in good health and had normal thyroid blood results and normal ovarian ultra sounds. Before I started the IVF treatment I had a laparoscopy which showed nothing abnormal in my uterus and ovaries. A small amount of endometrosis was taken from the Pouch of Douglas area of my abdomen. My FSH levels at this time were indicating that I was early menopausal.
451988 tn?1209915425 Low white cells which defend you against infections, Low platelets (responsible for clotting), Low Neutrophils (white cells that defend you against bacterial infections), increased bilirubin (causes yellow in eyes and skin), increased uric acid (too high causes gout), high blood sugar even if you are not a diabetic, and LOW or HIGH THYROID (in most cases hypothyroidism does not go away and thyroid medication will be needed).
Avatar n tn The doctors ruled out epililepsy and thought it was just for low iron and too high thyroid medication. I have been told by my doctor to discontiue the synthroid. Not sure what to do now. I have degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, migraines, horrible pain, fatigue, insomnia, and weight gain. I know some of these are tied together. I am a single mother and am 29. My health is rather poor from day to day.
Avatar n tn My mom has been on meds now for 14 yrs (she is now 80yrs old) and not one more stone and NO MORE GOUT!!! Mine are calicum oxalate stones .. no such luck with meds for this type My mom, dad and brother ALL had kidney stones so I ss mine is par for the course in the line of genes I guess but NOBODY HAS THYROID issues but me?
798555 tn?1292791151 I pray we all get some relief soon. And hopefully one day we will have better thyroid testing and much better meds.
Avatar n tn I am suffering from acute gout right now and have found many connections with hypothyroid and gout and a fair amount on its (hypo) connection to tooth decay and gum disease! Does anybody have any knowledge of these relationships? How about the tale of Lugol's Iodine on the bottom of your feet at night? Do you have to be on meds to manage hypothyroid or is iodine replacement enough?
Avatar n tn I want to try hcg to loose over 100lbs, I have also had thyroid cancer twice, do you think it is safe to for me to use this hcg? have you had a lot of experience with hcg? and where did you get the info that hcg will agitate certain types of hormonal cancer. Plse advise as I need answers and am not getting them despite asking Dr's etc.
Avatar m tn A nuclear uptake scan (RAI-U) would show your thyroid in action. You swallow a radioactive pill and as it's absorbed into the thyroid, they can watch what's actually happening. I'm not sure that this test would be able to determine "early stages". It's kind of a "here and now" test, as they all are, and it's impossible to predict where things will go from here. There is an antibody test for celiac.
Avatar n tn Any good OTC meds I can take in the meantime? Also - I've been reading about vitamins and thyroid diets. Anyone have any good ideas there?
Avatar m tn I also suffered from low thyroid lately. Doctor put me on medication for thyroid but didn't seem to worry about urea and creatinine levels.I cut all the caffeine , cut the training in half and started eating more , in order to recover. My urine kinda smells like I ate asparagus which I didn't for weeks and color is a little bright yellow although I drink tons of water.What do you think is the problem , and what do you think should I do? Thanks.
Avatar m tn Hello, Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of joint pain and stiffness.Did you get your thyroid evaluation recently? Joint pain and stiffness may also be found in arthritis. There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout.
Avatar n tn (weight 147lbs)The carbimazole didn't rectify this, and in 2002 I had radioactive iodine. This was successful, and my thyroid levels have been within the normal range ever since, and I haven't had to take any form of thyroxin. But, Oct 2004 despite my levels being within the normal range, my weight began to rocket. In one year I have gained 42lbs all on my abdomen. I have the appearance of being pregnant but I certainly am not.
Avatar n tn Initially the Dr's had to greatly increase my D and B Vitamins, but once I got them up, I have maintained my levels very successfully with Vital Nutrients, Multi Nutrients III (without copper and iron) and 1 Tbl. of Carlson's Fish Oil. Graves is an auto-immune disease and it doesn't JUST go after the thyroid. I think of it like Gout; if it finds a weak spot - it's gonna go there! I have also changed my diet to pretty much nothing processed.
Avatar n tn low or high thyroid levels, liver damage, lung damage, corneal deposits and sensitivity to the sun. It can also interact with digoxin, coumadin and beta-blockers and these drugs must usually be decreased in their dosages. Often times we will just stop the digoxin (lanoxin) in someone starting amiodarone. We recommend checking baseline thyroid tests, liver enzymes and function (PT) and pulmonary function testing for all patients prior to starting amiodarone.
Avatar n tn He is also on Allopurinol for gout, prednisone for arthritis, and was taking Plendil for high blood pressure. He has stopped taking the Plendil in the last couple of months because his blood pressure has been staying so low. Is there any suggestion as to what you think may be going on or what would you recommend being checked out. He has blood work done every 6 months or so to check his thyroid level out. He is getting quite tired of this and getting weaker all the time.
Avatar f tn Many of the symptoms are the same as gout, but my blood tests come up negitive for gout. I have Kaiser health care insurance. They have sent me to at least 9 different doctors and specialist and none of them know what is causing this. I asked it it could be congestive heart failure and they said no. This has been going on for 11 years now. I am normally fairly healthy. I don't know if it has any thing to do with my ankle, but I have vitiligo.
Avatar n tn I am just wondering that is the hypothyrodism the cause for both high level of uric acd and cholesterol. I am a 56 years old post-menopause woman and had never have thyroid and gout problem before. However, the uric acid and tsh level were just getting higher and higher every year for the past 2 years. I am afraid if I don't get any treatment now, it may later develop gout and other symptoms. What type of treatment should I have now ?
Avatar n tn This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss. Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine.