thyroid gland, fibro and low thyroid article by Dr. Rodger Murphree

Fibromyalgia, Low Thyroid and Falling Through The Cracks

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When we look at low thyroid function, it really mirrors all those symptoms we see in fibromyalgia-chronic fatigue syndrome because when you have a low functioning thyroid, you start to have fatigue and the mental fibro fog, the headaches and the weight gain, cold hands and feet, poor memory, hair loss, hoarseness of your voice, start to get anxiety issues, depression. It increases your joint and muscle pain.

thyroid gland, fibro and low thyroid article by Dr. Rodger MurphreeAlong with that, you might get tingling in your hands and feet. There can also be some numbing sensations, certainly poor circulation, cold hands, cold feet also is part of that. Typically you have constipation, may get high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, have problems with menstrual irregularities, PMS, infertility issues, fibrocystic breast disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, reactive low blood sugar reactions; hypoglycemia … psoriasis or the instance of psoriasis certainly raises its ugly head, and low immune function.

All these things show up with low thyroid. The reason that is, is because your thyroid and thyroid hormones control every function, every cell in the body. When the thyroid hormones are depleted or your thyroid function is compromised, you start having a slowdown in all of your cellular energy processes, your metabolism; what gives you energy to actually have a cell make something happen biochemically. It’s no wonder since the thyroid hormones control every cell, once they become compromised, you start getting all these different symptoms that can go along with that. That makes thyroid a very, very important thing to address if it’s an issue. As I said, I find about 60-70% of my patients of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have a low thyroid. Either it’s been misdiagnosed or it’s been improperly treated.

The doctor will say, “Let’s check your thyroid. Sounds like your energy is down, let’s check your thyroid.” They do the thyroid test and it comes back normal, they tell you everything’s okay. The problem with many doctors is they just start treating your symptoms. If you’re tired, they may put you on an amphetamine which is an upper that’s illegal if you sold it out on the street, called Ritalin or Concerta, or one of these other speed medications; amphetamines which really do havoc to your biochemistry and really very big source of problems that I see in patients who take that because it makes your adrenal glands, your stress coping glands and their function even more compromised, especially long term.

thyroid zoomedThey may put you on something for your high cholesterol, even though your cholesterol is being elevated because you got low thyroid. They may put you on something for your low moods like Paxil, so you gain 30-40 pounds on this antidepressant, even though low moods are due to the low thyroid.

The other thing I’ve seen happen is patients get on prescription medication for their thyroid and they get checked about twice a year. The doctor says everything looks fine, even though they feel terrible because the thyroid medication’s either not the right dose, it’s too weak a dose, or it’s the wrong thyroid medication. That often happens as well.

The other thing I’ve seen happen is patients get on prescription medication for their thyroid and they get checked about twice a year. The doctor says everything looks fine, even though they feel terrible because the thyroid medication’s either not the right dose, it’s too weak a dose, or it’s the wrong thyroid medication. That often happens as well.

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7 replies
  1. Linda Dulaney
    Linda Dulaney says:

    Dr Murphree;
    I love listening to your Tues night Teleconferences.. They are very informative.. I had the left side of my Thyroid removed in 2012, but the couple of times my family Dr did any blood testing, she tells me they all come back normal..
    I don’t know how my Thyroid levels can be normal when I only have 1/2 a Thyroid.. I’m excited to here you talk this week, so I will know exactly what blood tests to ask her to run..
    Thanks to you and learning to ask for a Ferratin Level run with my iron, I got the true results ( Ferritan was 12 )prior to that she kept telling me my iron levels were normal. lol
    Again, thanks for being here for all of us Special People.. I’ll be listening Tues night and taking notes..
    Sincerely Linda

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  2. Tammy Wilson
    Tammy Wilson says:

    Where do I go to find a doctor in my area that can help me correctly with low functioning thyroid problems? and how do I find this doctor to treat this. There has been questions about my thyroid but no one has ever helped me. I also have multiple goiters that has been biopsied. But never any treatment. Thank you for your time and I hope you can send me some information. Tammy Wilson and I live in Reidsville NC and am close to Greensboro, NC and Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem

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  3. Carol Schmidt
    Carol Schmidt says:

    Have had fibromylgia for more than 15 years, and my Rhymatologist is great. But had 75% of symptoms of low thyroid and PCP, and etiologist I was referred to kept telling me thyroid was fine. (just kept repeating TSHs) After repeatedly showing them the “low thyroid symptom checklist” one MD finally ordered a “Reverse Thryoid” done, and it was way out of line. So I’m on Armour now and definitely feel much better.

    However MD indicates he’s getting alot of flack from other MDs who don’t believe in the need to do a “reverse thyroid” and kind of threatens to take me off the Armour…. Really hope he doesn’t cave in to their pressure now that I feel I’m geting alot of relief from the Armour.

    Do you have any comments about “Reverse Thyroid” labs? I undersand they show that my body isn’t able to utilize the thyroid/cover my thyroid 3 into thyroid 4. If he takes me off the Armour, won’t I go right back to having same low thyroid symptoms again????? Or does the body some how learn to transform the thyroid 3 into thyroid 4 I need>

    Thanks.

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