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Old 03-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Hyperthyroid! can it have numbness feelings?

Hi all,

i have seen most papers associate numbness and stiffness and tingling and weakness and pain in body ( legs/hands/face/mouth etc.) with Hypothyroid condition. Do these things happen in Hyperthyroid situation too? If yes, why they are not often reported in the key symptoms, whereas they have been mentioned in the Hypothyroid condition?

I started having pain in May 2012 in both my hands. It was diagnosed as tendinitis. I got better in July, but immediately i had pain and numbness and tingling and they diagnosed it with Carpal tunnel. I used braced for 3 months and waited in pain for months. I went to physiotherapy several times too. My pain got better but it never went away. In December, I got really frustrated of pain and by the way my GP was treating me as he was not giving me the referral. I got really nervous all over new year. In early Jan, I started having tingling in my left leg, mainly around shin area. It got more during Jan and moved to my foot too. In late Feb, one night I got up with so much numbness in both my legs, and I had trouble walking to bathroom. I felt my legs are so weightless and not mine. I had problems in walking too, and keeping the balance was difficult. For a week, I had weird feelings - Like electric wire and shock in my body, face. mouth, my head got so heavy and stiff, both my feet and legs, .. My hands pain became more, a different type of pain also was added. I changed my GP as he was still refusing to give me referral. I did nerve conduction for my hands/ ultra sound for CT. Both were normal indicating I don't have CT! I had blood test - it showed i had hyperthyroid which was weird. I know I never had it. I think this condition was because of the nervousness that I had in Dec and Jan because of my GP and my life conditions. i had little flu too, so doctor said maybe HT is because of flu. So I had another test today to see if it is still persistent. I also met a neurologist and will have MRI and some other tests too to check for neurological issues. I am very very tired. I used to be always like a powerhouse. It sounds like whatever it is , it is an autoimmune issue, but which one we still don't know ! I d like to add that 10 years ago, I did some blood test for my hormones due to irregular periods. The only weird thing was that i had very high prolactin hormones. I did MRI on that time to see if there is a problem in my brain, but nothing came out of it. I read that prolactin is linked to autoimmune diseases.

any idea? any similar experience?

* I remember these one by one ! 14 months ago, i got a sore knee and in one day very swollen knee/tight in my right or no special reason. i thought i had bumped it somewhere. it took 3 months to go away. and i was not yet fine with knee that my hand problems started.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: Hyperthyroid! can it have numbness feelings?

I do not have the extensive effects of numbness and pain that is described here. I had hyperthyroid and started taking NeoMercazle 30mg daily. After a couple of weeks I got flue and the viral stuff affected my heart with pericarditis (increased fluid condition between pericardium and heart). Took antibiotics and other betablockers etc and got over this condition. However, my left index finger got numbness and it has slightly spread to the thumb as well. Having this for the last 3 weeks. Now test revealed that my hyperthyroid conidtion is not there anymore and stopped taking NeoMercazle for the past 2 weeks. The numbness still there, thought it would go when neomerc was stopped. Dont know if this information is any help to you, but may me someone who has more experience can comment on it.

 
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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Re: Hyperthyroid! can it have numbness feelings?

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I do not have the extensive effects of numbness and pain that is described here. I had hyperthyroid and started taking NeoMercazle 30mg daily. After a couple of weeks I got flue and the viral stuff affected my heart with pericarditis (increased fluid condition between pericardium and heart). Took antibiotics and other betablockers etc and got over this condition. However, my left index finger got numbness and it has slightly spread to the thumb as well. Having this for the last 3 weeks. Now test revealed that my hyperthyroid conidtion is not there anymore and stopped taking NeoMercazle for the past 2 weeks. The numbness still there, thought it would go when neomerc was stopped. Dont know if this information is any help to you, but may me someone who has more experience can comment on it.
thanks for sharing your experience. it is frustrating to keep waiting for the right answer to see what is happening .. and from what i read and think things take more time. i have 3 upcoming appointments. one is the hand surgeon (this week), one is the tests that neurologist wrote me ( middle of april/next month) and one with the endo specialist ( in 3 weeks).

you seem like having some numbness when the hyperthyroid problem has gone away? hopefully ur numbness will go away. ! let us know

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Old 04-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #4
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Re: Hyperthyroid! can it have numbness feelings?

did u check urs again? i realized it might go down and become hashimoto? mine was normal 2 weeks ago. but i dont know about now. i had another test tody.
but i m more numb now that anytime in my life. i cant feel my feet and lower legs and feet

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:26 AM   #5
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Re: Hyperthyroid! can it have numbness feelings?

did u check urs again? i realized it might go down and become hashimoto? mine was normal 2 weeks ago. but i dont know about now. i had another test tody.
but i m more numb now that anytime in my life. i cant feel my feet and lower legs and feet

 
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