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Just diagnosed over active thyroid

Hi this is my first post I have just been told today i have overactive thyroid, I have not discussed with Dr yet .but does this condition cause aching arms legs ,so pain full and feel as though there going to give way.itching as well.

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Hey Becky16 I remember when I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (8 months ago) I had achey muscles, especially in my legs in the thigh area when I would run they would feel like lead weights, have you been given any meds yet?

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Lol, do you think we are the only hypers on here? Im not folowing you around honest. Well im a has been hyper now. 😊.x

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No not yet i have appointment Monday ,but I thought it was flu but the legs and arms are killers .

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I will 2nd that aswell, i only had the itching when i first went on carbi but it wore off around 2nd week, 😊

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I wondered about that, as I've had terrible aching limbs recently plus itching. I was put onto Neomercazole tablets for a whole year, & altho it reduced the symptoms of over active thyroid, I've never felt really comfortable since. This was about 30 years ago.

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Please make sure you obtain copies of your results as there have been a couple of cases here recently where people were diagosed Hyper when in fact they had Hashimotos. So please post your results with ranges.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause aches and pains so tests needed for B12 - Folate - Ferritin - VitD 😊

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Yes that’s exactly what it feels like when hyper. Feels like you have the flu and really heavy limbs. I had trouble climbing the stairs and all the strength in my arms and hands went, I still can’t open things with my hands and have to ask my kids to help me!

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Thank you for the reply ,that's exactly it , so frustrating

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It does get better when your medication is sorted but it’s a very long process, you do need to be patient, something that I’m not! It takes at least 8 weeks for the medication to have an effect.

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No I'm not patient either oh well.is it normal.to be referred to specialist straight away

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Yes, all patients who are overactive should be referred to an endocrinologist to find out why you are overactive. I was referred straight away, the initial appointment took 3 months but in the meantime the consultant told the gp to start me on Carbimazole 20 mg. I was fortunate enough to be able to see him privately sooner. My gp also prescribed Propranaolol which helped a lot with breathlessness, palpitations, anxiety and shaky feelings. I was eventually diagnosed with Graves‘ disease. Be sure to get copies of your blood test results, in particular TSH, T4 and T3 (with ranges) then you can compare them with each visit or put them on this forum for people to advise. Good luck!

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The first symptoms I was aware of was weakness in my legs, shaky hands and paranoia. Also erupting into rages over nothing and sweating profusely in the winter. Breathlessness and palpitations were the last symptoms before my Thyroid swelled into a Goitre and my eyes bulged when I was 25.

GP called it Thyrotoxicosis which is the term they used for overactivity of the Thyroid in 1970.

Later but before diagnosis my legs swelled up during the day and evening but were OK in the morning and GP said that was caused by toxins - poisons- produced by the Thyroid's overactivity.

I read that the younger a person is the more extensive the symptoms are and when older they are fewer.

I was not treated by GP but referred to Endo immediately.

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I just thought I had a bug that was going round,but my calf muscles and upper arm joints aching and making walking difficult if I crouched down. , getting back up was difficult legs shaking like mad .I then got hit sweats soaking me ridiculous.short breath on walking ,and sleeping I can hear my heart racing.i have a gurgle when laying down .but breathing is difficult at min .have not started treatment go back gp on Monday ,feel like I'm dying at min

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Is it normal to have difficulty breathing sore ears and throat cough that won't easy

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