Re: Tender legs (or calf) and hypothyroidism
Hi, I actually replied to a post today about sore calves and menopause and now I see this posting. I am 55, in menopause, and have hypothyroidism. I was also diagnosed with GAD, generalized anxiety disorder, last year. I have had sore calves since this past September. It comes and goes and moves around...for instance, from the calf to the ankle or back of knee. Sometimes I feel a buzzing sensation or pins and needles kind of sensation....its hard to explain. At first it really scared me, especially due to my GAD worries. I have mentioned it several times to my doctor but he doesn't seem too concerned at this point. He thinks it could be RLS, but I don't think so. Anyway, I have read that you can have muscle aches/tension with menopause, hypothyroidism, and GAD. I asked my doctor if this could be from my thyroid but he said "no"....since with my thyroid is right where it should be at this point .... in other words, my thyroid meds are working and he said I shouldn't feel any symptoms of hypo at this point. But I have wondered about that...and am wondering if anyone else feels any symptoms from their thyroid even though they are on medication and their levels are on target? Also, I have asked before on this site if others have had sore legs/calves from their GAD and also, I would love to hear if any woman, not taking hormones, have felt this as well. Do you have any other symptoms regarding hypo? Hope to hear from you soon, thank you.