Are aches and pains for over 60's still likely to be due to underactive thyroid ?
Possibly LOW FT3 - have you been tested ? Also LOW VitD B12 Iron Ferritin Folate - all these need to be High in their respective ranges for efficient conversion of T4 into the ACTIVE T3. Do you have recent results with ranges ? If not then do ask for copies and post in another question - then we can help you more....
In answer to your question - yes aches and pains can be to do with low thyroid hormones and lots of other things too....
Well, let's put it like this - the GP told me that my aches and pains were my age, and nothing to do with my thyroid, that my thyroid levels were fine. I disagreed. I am now on T3 because the Levo did not appear, to me, to be doing anything more than making a laboratory technician happy with my TSH.
All my aches and pains have gone away. Even my so-called arthritic knee does not hurt. I am also taking iron, VitaminD, and Ubiquinol - recommended by Dr Chris Steele, patron of TUK.
I think it is combination of all these things which has helped me.
I know I go on about it but I am 69 and feel better now than in my 50s.
"the GP told me that my aches and pains were my age, and nothing to do with my thyroid, that my thyroid levels were fine."
How so arrogant of her or him. Ageism springs to my mind. Don't we all suffer from ignorant G.P. which stands for Great P***!
I am 65 and have arthritis I’ve been on thyroxine since I was 26. I’ve never had T3. I’m wondering if it would help. My endo never offered anything like that.
It’s becoming difficult for me to walk.
Harper, I started having aches & pains 7 years ago, when I was 60.
As I refuse to get old! I spent quite a few hours on Google searching, searching, until I concluded that it must be
gluten that's causing my aches & pains.
I had a feeling it'd be pretty hard to change my whole diet to get completely off gluten, but I did it, and within 3 days the aches & pains had gone, and they've never been back.
My partner, who I met 5 years ago, used to snore terribly, & had really concerning sleep apnoea, so he too went off gluten. 3 days it took for the snoring to stop completely, and just over 2 weeks for his sleep apnoea to vanish.
So we really love being gluten-free, and rarely cheat
The only other food that gives me sore foot joints the morning after I eat them, is corn fritters, so I can only guess that it may contain a preservative that doesn't agree with me. Roasts are under suspicion at the moment, as I suspect there's something in the gravy, apart from a tiny amount of gluten, that doesn't agree with my joints.
If you look on the leaflet inside your medicine/pill box, and read the Warnings on there, you may find something there that causes aching joints. If not, try looking into food, but I know gluten's (i.e. white flour products) one of the worst foods we can eat for that reason.\
All the best Harper,
"The only other food that gives me sore foot joints the morning after I eat them, is corn fritters, so I can only guess that it may contain a preservative that doesn't agree with me. Roasts are under suspicion at the moment, as I suspect there's something in the gravy, apart from a tiny amount of gluten, that doesn't agree with my joints."
Hi Great post. It is often likely when you are known to have GI to have other common food sensitivities which are sensitivities to dairy, corn, nuts, chocolates, soya emulsion, additives, colouring etc etc. So I doubt simply eliminating Gluten will vanish all your reactions..Gluten-free is often a commercially driven Buzzword e.g. marketing, whilst people, in fact, do have a number of other sensitivities which they are not aware of.
I often wonder if loss of female hormones (well beyond thyroid) are responsible. Certainly, I agree that one's nutritional status has a mega impact on one's health particularly in her 50s and beyond.
Thank you liz
I have been wondering about gluten. Think I should try to reduce it. Unless you try you don’t know. The only thing is I didn’t suffer this when I was younger.
I have to take vitamin D and calcium but these haven’t improved what I describe as arthritis. Thank you for the tip I’ll try and see what happens.
Hi Harper, I will be 60 next month and have felt like an old old woman for 20 years,T3 has helped with all the aches and pains,so it's not our age but this horrid under active thyroid! Bev.
Thanks bev I might ask the endo about T3. I think I’ve mentioned it on the past and got a negative answer but I think I’ll ask. Mostly because it’s affecting my walking.