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Thyroid can it cause body aches

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Hi I have a couple of nodules, i get them checked every couple of years and Dr always says my bloods are fine, ( not done recently) the last couple of months I have been feeling very cold on and off also body aches and anxiey, a week or so ago it was for about 6 days, then now it is all morning anxiety and aches then later I am fine , it comes and goes. have cut out most supplements and trying to see if thats better.

Please could some one tell me can body aches be caused by thyroid problems?Are there any supplements that I should not be taking,. I welcome any advice.

I cannot cope with more than a drop or 2 of lugols 3% every few days, more makes me very anxious, I havent taken any recently.

I wonder would Detoxadrine be more absorbable for me?

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Yes, aches and pains can be caused by thyroid disease. But there are lots of other causes of aches and pains.

Are you diagnosed with underactive or overactive thyroid? And why are you taking iodine?

I've never heard of detoxadrine, and don't have a clue what it is for.

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jaina1 in reply to humanbean

Hi thanks for your reply, I am taking iodine as I was told it was good to reduce thyroid nodules., all my thyroid tests the last 10 years i have had nodules have come up normal , tho not had one recently. Feeling so cold makes me think it must be my thyroid and feeling anxious, i dont have a cold or anything like that.

i havent been diagnosed over nor under, but i think I feel more undercative.

Detoxadrine is menat to be a much more available typr of iodine.

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jaina1 in reply to humanbean

Please do you know why/how does the thyroid cause an achy body, is it to do with blood cells?

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Dr always says my bloods are fine

Please add actual results and ranges

Essential to test TSH, Ft4, Ft3 and both TPO and TG antibodies

Important to also regularly retest vitamin D, folate ferritin and B12

Iodine supplements are never recommended unless confirmed as deficient by an iodine specialist

SeasideSusie has details of recommended iodine test

Iodine use to be used to treat hyperthyroid patients

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jaina1 in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you, whilst i am getting tests etc done , please can you recommend a good supplement to help support my thyroid and get rid of aches etc, i am already taking selenium, D, zinc,nac,b12,c, ginger licorice, and tumeric. i wonder whether to try some beef thyroid or pig , a small amount, or a vegetarian one if there is such a thing.

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to jaina1

Test first

Come back with new post once you get results

If vegetarian likely to have low iron/ferritin

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Nodules often due to autoimmune thyroid disease (hashimoto’s)

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4 and FT3 plus both TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested.

Also EXTREMELY important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 at least annually

Low vitamin levels are extremely common, especially with autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s or Ord’s thyroiditis)

If TPO or TG thyroid antibodies are high this is usually due to Hashimoto’s (commonly known in UK as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all primary hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto’s. Low vitamin levels are particularly common with Hashimoto’s. Gluten intolerance is often a hidden issue to.

Recommended on here that all thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and before eating or drinking anything other than water .

This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip)

Private tests are available as NHS currently rarely tests Ft3 or all relevant vitamins

List of private testing options

Medichecks Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins

Blue Horizon Thyroid Premium Gold includes antibodies, cortisol and vitamins by DIY fingerprick test

Thriva Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins By DIY fingerpick test

If you can get GP to test vitamins and antibodies then cheapest option for just TSH, FT4 and FT3

£29 (via NHS private service ) and 10% off down to £26.10 if go on thyroid uk for code

NHS easy postal kit vitamin D test £29 via

Link about thyroid blood tests

Link about Hashimoto’s

List of hypothyroid symptoms

Iodine and thyroid

research has shown that excessive doses of iodine can trigger (and worsen) Hashimoto’s in people who are genetically predisposed to Hashimoto’s

if you have Hashimoto’s disease or other types of autoimmune thyroid disorders, you may be sensitive to harmful side effects from iodine. Eating foods that have large amounts of iodine—such as kelp, dulse, or other kinds of seaweed, and certain iodine-rich medicines—may cause hypothyroidism or make it worse. Taking iodine supplements can have the same effect.

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jaina1 in reply to SlowDragon

Great thank you very much for info , will get myself tested so good to have where to go to get tested, as they can be so expensive, am trying to avoid drs at the moment

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to jaina1

Only do test early Monday or Tuesday morning and then post back via tracked postal service

If taking any supplements that contain biotin (eg vitamin B complex) remember it’s essential to stop ALL supplements that contain biotin for at least a week before ALL BLOOD TESTS as biotin can falsely affect test results

Tips on how to do DIY finger prick test

Thank you Jonathan, that is interresting I will start measuring my pulse /blood pressure and take it from there.


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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to jaina1

A Fitbit or other watch like Apple, Germanic, Samsung etc will measure resting pulse

Some watches (eg Apple 6) will note lowest heart rate when sleeping and will send you an alert if heart rate drops below 40 (can adjust alert to below 45 or 50)

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jaina1 in reply to SlowDragon

That sounds useful though do not have one. I woke about 2.30 this morning with really bad aches, none before i went to sleep, i guess thta would be heart rate dropping. Have always had low blood pressure .

If you have hashimotos for example (most common cause of under active thyroid) then you are under a global immune attack. Which does extend to an attack on your tendons, particularly around the joints. Increased joint pain and trigger points within the muscles are common. Try sports massage as an immediate help but then have a look at your thyroid bloods. Don’t just accept it when your GP says “they’re normal”. For a hashimotos patient, anything over 1.0 can cause a problem, whereas as GP would tell you your TSH is normal right up to 4.2!

You need TSH T4 and T3 and vitamin D is usual as mimics thyroid symptoms.

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jaina1 in reply to HashiFedUp

Thank you, i hope i do not have Hashimotos, I do not get specific aches in joints its more or less all over,and a feeling of not wanting to do anything , just want to be home and not see anybody, I will try and get a massage thanks

Sounds like you have hypothyroidism but you won’t know till you check your levels. Best to get it done privately so you get full picture of tsh t4 band T3. Do no take supplements til after you’ve tested. Are you in the U.K.?

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jaina1 in reply to JAmanda

Thanks for your reply, yes am going to get tested, though think i have low iron and have just starrted on this, as i will have to stop supplements for a few days before testing, i thought i would take iron for a few more days just to feel better, then lay off a few days and get tested.

I have thought I was on the low thyroid spectrum for a few years, but never felt so achy, anxious and irritable before. Are there any quick fixes to this feeling?!

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