Hello. I had fasciculations in all my muscles since 1996 and went to a variety of doctors, had a lot of labs. and tests. Also I experienced other symptoms: numbness, tingling, carpal tunel, lighthead, headache, anxiety, depression, memory loss, cramps, eye irritability, frecuent infections, severe mood swings, etc.
Finally, last year, I discover that my thiroid antibodies are very high, and I have 2 thyroid nodules. My Endo said tnat the muscle twitching and all the other symptoms are because my thyroid problem. I`m in treatment, feeling better, but not perfect. The fasciculations are scary and annoying. I want them to dissapear. Imagine, I have live eleven years feeling them all over my body, somedays more than others...
Be patient, I know is difficult, but try...
Also, be tested for thyroid problems: free T-3, free T-4, TSH, antimicrosomal antibodies, antithyroglobulina.
This is the first time I have written to this site, but if you have what Mike has with a little atrophy, I am in the same boat, we should talk. I live in DC and am going to the top doctors, so I can keep you in the loop.
I have hashimoto's and also have muscle twitches and numbness in my hands and toes. I will mention that I switched to armour four weeks ago and recently tested my TSH to see if I am the right dose. My TSH levels went from .50 to 5.25, which obviously tells me my Armour dose needs to be adjusted. The reason I mention this is because it seems that since I switched to the Armour, my muscle twitches and numbness has gotten much worse. I will post back after my doc raises my Armour...if the numbness and twitches go away or subside substantially then I will know that it is probably related to my hashimoto's/hypothyroidism as opposed to MS or something else.
I would also mention...that although hashimoto's makes you feel like you're going crazy or at the very least playing detective with your own body...it's important to maintain a positive outlook and not stress out too much over every little thing.
Hi, what medication are u on? Ive stopped my eltroxin 3 months ago and im feeling terrible. Also got muscle twitching, extremely tired, have nodules on my thyroid and antibody count was 625. I am so depressed because of all this.
Did these symptoms ever resolve for you!? I went on Naturethroid last June and went gluten free & all the issues you describe are what I have had since. I went back to my old t4 med & even had the dose raised & these symptoms persist. I go to the neuro in 3 weeks. I used to be scared it was something new but now I feel it's related to my Hashi or the new diet.
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