Does anyone get pain in their fingers with HYPO? - Thyroid UK

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Does anyone get pain in their fingers with HYPO?

joannec123
joannec123
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Hi, been to an endo and told I don't have HYPO even though im convinced I have as I have lots of the symptoms and when I tried LEVO 25mcg I felt better. I am borderline on the results...

Anyway, I have terrible pains in my fingers and wrists, both hands and have read a cause can be HYPO!

Do any of you get this?

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shaws
shawsAdministrator

I believe the wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome and it can also be due to hypothyroidism.

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joannec123
joannec123
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thanks

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HarryE

Carpal tunnel type pains are a symptom yes. I had them really badly, and in my feet too. They are caused by the accumulation of fluid, so squeezing the nerves. Mine went within a week of starting NDT.

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joannec123
joannec123
in reply to HarryE

Well, just another symptom to convince me.. :-( really painful!

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Gillybean129

My fingers are always painful and swollen when I wake, I also get carpel tunnel occasionally. The joys!

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Debsydoorknocker

MEEEE!! I get random pains in my gingers, wrists, toes, feet and ankles. Sooo annoying! Interesting to read HarryE post, I can see the water retention in these areas so makes sense!

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Debsydoorknocker

Fingers, not gingers!!! Ha ha ha!

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silverfox7

Made me laugh! Thanks! Was trying to work out which bit of your anatomy you had a pet name for then realised it was a typo!

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sazzyb

Hahaha

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HarryE

I think I read that because this nerve channel is so narrow, any accumulation of fluid has a bigger effect than elsewhere in the body.

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anbuma

my gp gave me an injection in the nerve in my wrist and it worked.no more CTS.(should alst 6 months)??

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sue11
sue11
in reply to anbuma

Yes l had that done,didn't feel a thing,the needle was huge...lol

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puncturedbicycle

There are several possible causes but mine seems to have been caused by low vit d. I had bought a pair of fingerless gloves because my hands were so sore while typing but the d seemed to sort it out.

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Twitchytoes

You should ask your GP to test you for rheumatoid factor and get your inflammatory markers checked. My RA started with bilateral pain in wrists and fingers and although I'm sure both vitamin D deficiency and an underactive thyroid can cause a degree of pain - and I'm on prescription meds for both - they would not account for severe pain. It could be Carpal Tunnel but then people with Rheumatoid Arthritis often get carpal tunnel syndrome too so do see your doctor as soon as possible about this and don't just assume that this is down to thyroid or a vitamin deficiency.

Twitchy

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joannec123

think my gp is fed up with me at the mo.lol. gonna wait a bit and see if it improves or gets worse...

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mistydog

My first ever symptoms were carpal tunnel, waking with completely dead arms several times a night. I was exhausted. (also had two small children at the time, but they slept like babies, LOL). Went for tests and when nerve tests proved negative for carpal tunnel, went back and was given anti-depressants. Didn't take them, then a random gynae consultant said he'd like me to have a thyroid check. I thought this was rubbish, but was tested, then put on 50 mg levo, upped to 100 a month later.

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joannec123
joannec123
in reply to mistydog

that is interesting, did the levo help it? im sure mine went when I took 25mcg levo back along, but cant remember as I was concentrating more on all my other 20 plus symptoms!! x

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mistydog
mistydog
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Reply below, sorry!

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mistydog

Overnight almost, the symptoms stopped! Also had significant hair loss, although I have a lot of hair, so it wasn't a problem. I've recently cut down a bit (150 to 125 and the hair is falling out again like an old afghan coat).

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sue11

It's sounds like Carole tunnel

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