I struggle with aches and pains, and my medication doesn’t seem to help. Is this a symptom of low thyroid?
Aches and pains can be a symptom of low thyroid function or poor thyroid function. This is because all of your body – in your muscles, your joints, and cells – have thyroid receptors. But more than that, the majority of women – up to 90% of women – 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 get levothyroxine and Synthroid. Those medications are for primary hypothyroid, and that’s 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. That’s why we’ll have multiple symptoms when we’re diagnosed with hypothyroid.
– Dr. Goodbinder
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.