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Can Hashimoto's disease cause constipation, depression, fatigue, joint stiffness and muscle weakness?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Posted on Fri, 5 Oct 2018 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease constipation, depression, fatigue, joint stiffness, muscle weakness, puffy eyes, sensitivity to cold, fast heart rate all the time, chest pain all the time,not easy to sleep, swelling in extremities, not heart attack sign. Been to cardiologist specaillist, ENT specalist ,and Emergency room twice.please advice
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:

TSH levels need to be checked.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The symptoms you described are due to hypothyroidism but the symptoms need about 6-8 weeks to improve after the treatment.
You need to check TSH level after 6 weeks to be sure that the dose is the right one.

You need also to know that amlodipine can cause swelling of the legs.

If the swelling is after starting amlodipine you should inform your cardiologist to switch it to another tablet.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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