I have Hashimotos Thyroidism, diagnosed decades ago and have been going along on Thyroxine quite happily. Suddenly my GP suggests I may be a little overmedicated and sends me for a DEXA (bone density scan). Results show I have osteoporosis! My GP believes thyroxine is the reason for the bone loss. I am due to see a endocrinologist in about 4 wks.
I am in my late 50's, female, and until last week considered myself fit, strong and healthy. I power walk at least 10 km daily, do weight training 3 times a week, abdominal work and stretching daily. Vit D ( i take a supplement) and Calcium levels tested as normal.
My blood test results are T4 20.3 (normal 19.0 - 25.0), T3 4.8 (normal 3.5 - 6.5), TSH 0.01 (normal 0.5 - 5.0) . My TSH has always been very low, but my doctor has never flagged it as an issue before. I need to try to reduce my dose of thyroxine, get the TSH into the normal range, without going hypo! I have dropped my dose slightly from 150 to 142 thyroxine daily.
Anyone else out there like me, with thyroid disease and osteoporosis, already exercising heaps anyway? I am already doing all the right things for bone health.
Thanks so much for any help, this diagnosis of osteoporosis really rocked my world, and not in a good way!