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What causes joints pain when diagnosed with thyroid problem?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hey can thyroid work with arthritis
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it can

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thank you for asking!
If you are talking about Hashimoto thyroiditis( the most common cause of hypothyroidim), well it is an autoimmune disease and it may be associated with other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Specifically, hypothyroidism may lead to:

-Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and hips
-Joint pain and stiffness
-Swelling of the small joints in the hands and feet
-Carpal tunnel syndrome

These symptoms are seen in mild- severe stages of hypothyroidism and usually they improve within 6 weeks of treatment with levothyroxine.

Hope the information will help.
Kind regards
Dr.Mirjeta

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 7 minutes later
I been in a accident in January and I am still off work they cant find nothing wrong but my lower back and body be in pain what do you think
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please attach the reports.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

Would you Please attach the reports & results of the thyroid hormones ? It will be a pleasure to help you further.

You can simply upload them at the reports section or even e-Mail them to YYYY@YYYY and keep the subject as ATTN:Dr Mirjeta Guni and I'll receive them.

Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 12 minutes later
they haven't gave me any results in my hand they read it off to me
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
See above

Detailed Answer:
Well, I can understand your situation.

1) If the thyroid would be the cause of your joint pain, it should be associated with other symptoms like; weight gain, puffiness, edema at the extremities, feeling sleepy, constipation etc.

2) After the result of the thyroid hormones the doctor would have started treatment with Levothyroxine and you have to wait for about 6 weeks for the symptoms to be improved ( always if we pretend that the pain is caused by under active thyroid)..

Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 18 minutes later
Ok thank you
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wish you good health.

Detailed Answer:
It was a pleasure.
Wish you good health.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 2 days later
Hey I have my thyroid test did I got the results back
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please attach the results.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Please attach the results.
It will be a pleasure to inform you further.
Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 4 minutes later
this the report
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
No thyroid exams attached

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The exam attached does not include thyroid hormones.
You should have some more exams.
Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 50 minutes later
that all they gave me do you know what this mean
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,
The result attached include a full blood count, glucose level and renal function tests.
You should check also the iron level (sideremia) because low MCV suggests a deficit in iron which is common in females due to menstrual cycle.
Once you have the thyroid results do not hesitate to attach them.
Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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