Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Under active thyroid, excessively tired, pains in joints, muscles, calves. Treatment?

I have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid 6 weeks ago. My appointment with the specialist is not for another 6 weeks. I have been overly tired and suffering with aches and pains in my joints and muscles. I decided to go for a jog but found I was stopping soon after I started to catch my breath. I also had very painful sharp shooting pains in my calves. Is exercising a good idea before I ve been treated with the correct medication?
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  205
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
if i were you, i would be stop exercising before meeting my GP. reason being pushing your body which is not ready to do a task, can enhance chance of injury or loss of vital nutrients from body, cause body is already coping with deficient thyroid as per your saying and doing exercise will put an extra load of pressure on system to meet physiological needs. plz take rest, have iodine and potassium rich diet
Answered: Fri, 20 Jun 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor