Aches and pains can be a symptom of low thyroid function or poor thyroid function, simply because all over your body, in your muscles and joints, and all your cells you have thyroid receptors. But more than that, the majority of women (up to 90%) who take thyroid medication will fail to have any type of good response, simply because it’s likely an autoimmune thyroid problem versus just primary hypothyroid which is what you get treated with when you Levothyroxine and Synthroid.
Symptoms of low thyroid:
- Sensitivity to cold
- Weight gain
- Slow movements and thoughts
- Muscle aches and weakness
- Muscle cramps
- Dry and scaly skin
- Brittle hair and nails
- Loss of libido (sex drive)
- Pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Irregular periods or heavy periods
Those are for primary hyperthyroid which is actually a rare condition. So when you have one autoimmune disease it may not just be attacking your thyroid, it may be attacking your muscles, your bones, your skin, your brain, everything else, and that’s why we will have multiple symptoms when we are diagnosed with hyperthyroid.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.