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Old 07-18-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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My medicine was causing my Fibro symptoms

I am writing this so no one has to go thru what I did for all these years. I have an under active thyroid. Some people say thyroid problems can be a factor in Fibro. Also an under active thryroid will cause the same symptoms as Fibro. I was on Synthroid for years. I was always in pain, hard to get out of bed in the morning due to stiffness and I even had trouble getting dressed. I had trouble walking up a flight of stairs. Went to several doctors specialists. Two said I had fibro two said I didn't. I tried every thing to stop the pain. Nothing worked. I was up to six to eight pain pills a day. For some reason it dawned on me. Can the Synthroid or all these supplements I am taking be causing this pain? There is nothing anywhere that says Synthroid causes muscle pains. So I decided to stop taking all pills. On the third day I was barely hurting. So I started the pills up one at a time again. Supplements the first day and Synthroid the third day. About three hours after I took the synthroid I started hurting a little again. The next day I took it again and the pain was back. Stopped again and it went away. Went to my doctor and he says he has never heard of Synthroid causing muscle problems. I insisted he change my meds to Armour and guess what. I feel 100 per cent better. I even feel like exersising every so often. I am furious that I went 8 years of feeling like I did. But I am glad that I can function now. I'm not sure I have Fibro. I still have some symptoms of Fibro, but nowhere near the severity that I was experiencing the past 8 years. It seemed the Synthoid was making the Fibro symptoms worse by 10 fold. Thank fully I found this message board because there were at least 10 other people that wrote me saying they had the same problems when taking Synthroid. I would reccommend anyone with Fibro to get their thyroid checked. Not by a regular doctor but by and Endo. And be careful because most of them will treat you with Synthroid. If you have no problems on the drug fine. But if your symptoms get worse, then you now why.

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Re: My medicine was causing my Fibro symptoms

Thanks for the warning rstarre. I also take synthroid but I had the pains before I started it. That is an interesting observation though, one I will keep in the back of my mind.


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