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6/13/19 6:01 P

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Sounds like things have calmed a bit. When our thyroid is unhappy it sure impacts a lot!

Hope the return labs show things are trending in the right direction and you continue to feel better.




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6/7/19 9:16 P

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Thanks for asking. Still having some cramping but am now able to walk...on levothyroid again, had a medical of steroids for the inflammation, a muscle relaxer at night, major Tylenol during the day, and go back in a few weeks for labs again, expecting a higher dose of levothyroid so the cramping and other symptoms calm down. Not the way I wanted to start the summer but hopeful the end of it will be much better!

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6/5/19 9:39 A

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Brenner, Has the cramping subsided? If so, what helped you?

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5/2/19 11:53 A

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Thank you so much to all for this forum! I ended up in urgent care yesterday and my gut is telling me the severe cramping and weakness in my leg (from the calf to the knee to the thigh) is all thyroid related, not just need to get my doc to recognize the need to change my meds. Til then, I'll be thankful for all of your advice and good pain meds that help me from crying all day from the pain and frustration.

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12/26/11 11:37 P

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I checked out the site and others related to it. Thanks so much. They were very helpful.
I guess I have a whole lot more to learn about thyroid. I've been blaming so much on my Fibro and not dealing with the thyroid much at all. Thanks again everyone. I'm very grateful .
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12/26/11 2:21 P

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I just read the article. Interesting info about B12, a good one to add if in doubt because you can't easily over-supplement. I like brewer's yeast for B vitamins better than just taking a pill.
I did try magnesium glycinate and while it's supposed to be much better absorbed than magnesium oxide I found that for me magnesium citrate worked much better. If in doubt try both. Coconut water sounds like a great option as well, I've tried it and it's yummy, but not cheap.
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Thanks for the link, that looks interesting. I'm making it an active link: www.hospitalsoup.com/health-conditions/can
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With the magnesium citrate you can double or even triple the dose for a few days. It might help get rid of the cramps faster.

By the way, I love your picture. emoticon

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I also just found this posted on the web-- thought it was helpful
http://www.hospitalsoup.com/health-condi
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I am going to the health food store today- I will pick up the Magnesium Citrate- thanks for the info, it is truly appreciated. Hot bath is a good idea-- unfortunately, I can't do massage-- the large muscle groups in my back& thighs & calfs are all going at the same time. I need to find a hot tub!
Thanks again & have a good one,
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Barb,
if it's a big muscle in your thigh that's cramping hard you may need someone else to help massage it. It takes a fair amount of strength and your at the wrong angle to do it yourself, especially with hamstrings. A heat pack on it will help. The microwavable ones (I think they have clay on the inside) work great, around $10.00 at big box stores. emoticon
There may be more minerals out of balance than just magnesium and potassium. If in doubt get tested and read up about selenium deficiency, iodine deficiency, iron deficiency. But magnesium is very common, especially if you have recently started an exercise program.
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12/26/11 11:47 A

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I too never thought or new that it could cause muscle cramps. But when I think about it the heart is a muscle and it effects the heart. I learned something new today. Thanks!

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12/26/11 11:41 A

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Oh my goodness!!!! Thank you all for posting this. You mean all this muscle cramping I've been having is because of my thyroid? I, too, am on Synthroid. Sometimes, these cramps grab my thigh and I literally can't move. The only way to get it out is massage, but sometimes I get so distorted, I can't get to it to massage. The doctor told me to drink tonic water but she never told me it was because of thyroid. Probably it is.
I am so grateful to know this, I could cry. I also send big hugs to all of you for sharing this. What a great team!!!!
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I take magnesium (in addition to eating lots of bananas) and it helps a lot. Magnesium Citrate is much better absorbed than the more common magnesium oxide. You can find it in health food stores or on the internet. Temporary relief is a hot bath and some massage.
Hope you feel better soon. emoticon
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Thanks for the quick reply. lol- about a banana a day! Good one. Definitely, I will do both of those things right now.
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no problem about the cross posts, I have found that Potassium helps. Eating a banana a day keeps the cramps away-lol. Also exercise like walking.

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Hi all,
Hope your holiday has been good. I had my thyroid removed about 4 years ago. Unfortunately, they have been unable to stabilize my synthroid - meaning I go through the highs of hyperthyroid symptoms and the lows of hypothyroid symptoms on a regular basis .

Currently, I am on the low side and the muscle cramps have been out of control. Does anyone have any experience or advice of things I can do ? Vitamins? Certain foods?

I also posted this- on the other Thyroid Community site-- sorry about cross posts. Any advice you could share would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your time,
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