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donnarowland223

Hi all, I'm new to the group. I'm 65 years of age and was diagnosed as hypothyroidism at the age of 35 and until 4 weeks ago took varying dosages of Synthyroid. A year and a half ago I developed unbearable pain in my legs. The pain was so bad I refrained from walking as much as possible. During this time I asked my doctor to change my med to Armour which he always refused to do. I've now developed Attached Muscle Shortening and must take medication for the pain. I just began physical therapy and I changed doctors and began Armour four weeks ago. I'm on the Paleo diet also. Please give me advice on what else I can do to help regain my leg strength and aid my thyroid in functioning at its optimal level. Thank you to all.

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Hi and welcome to the forum. It may very well be that some of your symptoms are linked to your thyroid. Do you have any recent blood results you can share with us? With those we may be able to advise. We need ranges as well, so results should look something like Tsh 1.2 (0.5-4.5)

Gillian

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I have misplaced my latest results and will call tomorrow to get another copy. Thank you.

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Being undermedicated can lead to many problems. This happened to me although I can't tell you if it was the same sort of pain but it turns out I had a vitamin D deficiency. Vit D, iron, folate and B12 are good things to check to see how they might be affected by being on thyroxine.

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Thank you; I had all those checked at my last blood draw four weeks ago and they were fine. Thanks again.

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Within range is not the same as being optimal for you.

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Make sure you always obtain copies of all your results - with ranges. B12 is good towards the top of the range as is VitD. Folate and Ferritin are good mid-range. The correct thyroid testing is - TSH - FT4 - T3 and the Anti Bodies - TPO & Tg.

We always ask people for results otherwise we are shooting in the dark. You can click onto my name above - or anyone else - and read their Profiles - their posts and replies. That way you will see how things work and who knows what 😊

My guess is that your FT3 is very low - causing shortening of muscles. I teach yoga so know a bit about the body. Magnesium Oil rubbed into the affected area may help. Will look out for your results.

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I use Morton Epson Lotion with Magnesium slathered on the affected areas. Would the oil be more effective? The lotion is quite expensive. Thanks for your response.

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Sorry am not familiar with that product. I use Better You Mag Oil - but have no idea if it is more effective 😊 Don't forget to post your results in a new post so more people see them.

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Thanks again for your quick response and response. What a great site. Requested a new copy of my numbers and should be able to post them in one or two days.

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Will look out for your results - should be intetesting ! Quick responses as I am reclining beneath ceiling fans here in sweltering Crete. Too hot to do anything 😎😎😴😴

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I posted all my blood draw results with ranges. I've seen no response to that post. 😂

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healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Lots of responses to your results :-)

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Hi all, I just saw my pic doctor last wk as she had switched me to Armour 120 mcg, at my request. This time I asked that she also test my TPO and antibodies to which she readily complied. Just received a call from her nurse who asked if I'd be willing to see an endrocronologist to which I agreed after she told me my TPO was suppose to be 9 and mine is 59! She is going to mail the rest of my results to me. Just as a reminder, I woke up 18 months ago and could barely walk because of the pain in my legs which has not improved. Do you think I have Hashimotos? What can be done? Is this connected to my leg pain? I've been hypo for 30 yrs; have recently gained 30 lbs. I live in the States.

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Ray Peats diet helped me with my hypo.

raypeat.com

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