hypothyroidism and collagen?
I've been doing some research in preparation for going to my doctor and asking for some more lab tests. My worst hypo symptom has been pain in my wrists, elbows, and knees, associated with repetitive stress.
Some research showed me that instead of "tendinitis" which I've been diagnosed with so many times, I probably have "tendinosis" or "tendinopathy," where the collagen structure of the tendon gets screwed up. This is a chronic condition caused by repetitive stress, rather then tendinitis which is inflammatory and acute.
A little more research turned up some info suggesting that hypothyroidism can screw with your collagen production and breakdown and can mess with other chemicals related to healing wounds and tendon/connective tissue business. Does anyone have more info about this? I'm going to my doc in an hour and I just want to make sure I'm not crazy before telling her all of this.