Is your intuition telling you that your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's is causing your chronic pain?
I've got news for you:
Your intuition may be right.
Low thyroid hormone can potentiate musculoskeletal pain that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.
Even more important than that is many providers (and patients) don't understand how to correctly diagnose, treat or manage pain and fibromyalgia related to hypothyroidism.
In this post, I'm going to talk about how hypothyroidism causes chronic pain and fibromyalgia, how to correctly diagnose the condition and other treatments that may help or benefit patients who suffer from this debilitating condition.
To understand how this works you really need to understand the concept of Tissue Level Hypothyroidism...
Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and yet you are told that your lab tests are "normal"?
If so then this blog post should help you understand why this can happen but more importantly what you should do about it.
Due to various reasons (that we will discuss below) your Doctor may not be ordering the right tests or evaluating your symptoms in the right context.
Because of this, it's up to you to have a greater understanding than the average person so that you can be an advocate for yourself.
This post will teach you what symptoms to look out for, what tests you need to ask your doctor for and how to interpret those lab tests.
Let's jump in:
Ready to tackle your thyroid problems but unsure of where to start?
Enter the 10 Day Thyroid Reset Diet - How to Heal your Thyroid and Boost Metabolism.
Let me first start by saying...
This guide is only a starting point! This isn't going to completely resolve every one of your problems, and you may ultimately need further restrictions and changes.
It is the first place I would start if you are overwhelmed and it will definitely help improve your thyroid function and metabolism.
I created this because it just isn't feasible to see every patient personally and there are so many out there who need help... and I want to do what I can to move forward my mission to help as many Hashi and Hypothyroid patients as possible!
So let's start with some ground rules.