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    Old 08-12-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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    Question muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    I was wondering if any of you with hypothyroid ever had muscle twitches. I had one muscle cramp in my leg and now I am getting little twitches in different areas of my body but mostly on my legs.
    I am not on any medication yet. I have an appointment in Aug 26 to get a second opinion on my thyroid.


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    Old 08-12-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    Yep, Just one more of those lovely things the thyroid causes.
    Also, blood sugar problems can cause that so it may be a combination, if your thyroid is off your blood sugar may be a little off as well at the moment. This too will get better once on meds and regulated properly.

    Old 08-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    Yeah I get them too , not so much now i'm on my medication ..
    But still quite often ( my medication is not quite sorted yet )
    I also get bad ODD dreams & very very confused ...

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    Old 08-12-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    I had bad leg, foot, and hand cramps, and twitches in my eye and lip. That went away after taking Synthroid for about 2 months.

    Old 08-12-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    Thanks so much for all your replies. I have other symptoms of hypotyroid....why not a few more


    Old 08-12-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    OH most definitely! Before I started on meds, a muscle by my left eye was twitching for weeks and weeks. I had other twitches all over. I also had horribly aching cramps in my hands. And as someone mentioned, my blood sugar was definitely off from being hypo. I'd wake up all shaky until I ate something. Thankfully, that has passed and I'm feeling pretty decent these days.

    Old 08-12-2004, 06:51 PM   #7
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    Yes, very bad muscle pain, different when it's due to loss of potassium.

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    Old 08-13-2004, 05:29 PM   #8
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    Re: muscle twitches and muscle cramps

    Yes! I get TONS of muscle twitches, especially on my face around my eyes, when I'm hypo. That's one of the clearest signs to me that my TSH is over 5 ... the twitches.

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