Have any of you had aching legs? My lower legs ache really bad at night. I wake up every night and early morning with what feels like a tootheache and a heaviness and hot feeling. I have had an MRI, ENG test and nothing. I just happened across a site today that was about thyroid disorders, and I could identify with several of the symptoms. I am thinking that I will ask for a blood test. Thanks, Donna
Hi Donna. Aching legs is sometimes associated with hypothyroidism, as is feeling extraordinarily cold when it's cold outside and very hot when it's warm outside.
Our Information Archive has some useful stuff, including symptoms lists of both Hypo and Hyper.
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It's not a bad idea to see an Endocrinologist, present him/her with the symptoms lists and how they apply to you, and ask for Free T3, Free T4, TSH, and Thyroid Antibodies blood tests.
I've been reading thru some of the messages and found this posting and found it is so interesting. When my thyroid drops, my WORSE sx is restless legs. However, I didn't know what to call it the first time - all I knew was that I could not sleep, would jerk around ALL night long. And achy legs go with rls (restless legs). After literally no sleep for a week I went in to see the dr b/c the lack of sleep was just about to drive me crazy. The dr had been checking my thyroid anyway every 3 or 4 mos b/c of an episode of thyroiditis a couple of yrs be fore which made him think it would eventually affect my thyroid production. Well, on that day, he took one look at my file, closed it right back and said my last thyroid test came back very hypo and they failed to contact me. Well, after getting the right dosage my leg problems went away.
I still have problems with rls and also have fibromyalgia but nothing like that except for a period about a yr ago when I was having really, really bad problems again. I am seeing a different dr now and mentioned to my dr that the last time my legs were this bad was when they first discovered my thyroid was low. So he retested my tsh and it was elevated (meaning my thyroid had dropped). He upped my synthroid and I am much better once again. I said all that to say that I have problems with anemia as well and when the ferritin (iron reserve) drops my legs really get achy and act up again.