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  • Anonymous
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    Sure will, Cecilia. Will not get the results until next weekend.

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Okay, now I’m really confused! My doctor tested me for all the other auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, because of all the muscle and joint problems I’ve had, and all came back negative. Those problems were worst when my thyroid levels were too high, and some different muscle/joint problems appeared when I became hypo. My endo tells me these things should clear up as my thyroid levels are stabilized, but that it may take a long time.

    Now, I’m reading from Jake, who is supposedly at stable thyroid levels, and Bruce, who never had a thyroid imbalance, that they’re having similar problems. Why is this? Does anyone know what causes it? I’ve also understood from all the information available so far that the emotional problems resulted from the thyroid imbalance, and yet Jake and Bruce and others still struggle with this as well.

    What mechanisms cause these problems, if it isn’t the thyroid imbalance? Does anyone have a clue? I wanted so much to be at the chat session. Unfortunately, I have a previous commitment for that evening, but hopefully I can get on for awhile before I have to leave.
    Dianne

    Anonymous
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    Let me know what your doctor says, if you don’t mind

    Anonymous
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    Isn’t that wild about the thyroid levels, Dianne? Seems most doctors believe religiously that if the levels are normal you will feel normal. All my thyroid tests showed right in the center of the range (Again). I even went through the rapid heartrate thing a couple of years ago (resting- over 100 bpm), thyroid was normal. Had to go on Tenormin to slow it down.

    A little over a year ago, I was still having adreneline problems, although that could have been a leftover from the prednisone from what I understand. I’d get excited (I was kayak surfing), the heartrate would go way up and seemed like it took about 45 minutes of rest before it would slow down.

    I’d be willing to bet my arthritis, etc tests come back negative. The doctor even told me he didn’t expect to find anything.

    Will pick this doctor’s brain some more next week, really threw a lot at him today!

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Boy, do my muscle hurt! I feel like I’ve been stung by a gazillion bees. I get to go to the doctor’s Tuesday. I did go see one doctor about a sharp pain in the shoulder that suddenly appeared. He said to use wet heat. That’s when you shower and localize the water in a specific area, like the shoulder.
    P.S. I don’t really know if that will work or not on stiff shoulders…

    Here’s another tip, epsom salts. Use these to help with muscle aches. Well atheletes like my brother’s football team use this to help with stiff joints.
    You can also try the hot mustard plaster treatment, but if you leave it on too long, it usually burns the skin.

    Well, better go. The pain is getting worst than before and when that happens, I can’t get up from the chair.
    Talk to you later,
    Ann N.

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