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Hyperthyroid and muscle pain

I (50yo female, hospice RN) was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroid by blood test.  I had an ultrsound of my thyroid but have yet to receive the results.  This is as far as I've gotten in the work-up.  My major symptoms are tacchycardia (110 resting, but down to 100 w/50mg Toprol XL), jittery feeling, restless sleep, muscle weakness and pain, fatigue, slowed thought, distractability.  The muscle pain is most disturbing and what I've read doesn't mention this as common with hyper.  I feel bruised all over, even in places that I forgot I had muscles.  I can't cross my legs or put pressure on muscles (even to sit) without soon getting mild to moderate pain, or severe pain with a sharp jab to the muscle.  With my blood work I tested negative for inflammatory disease.  Why am I having this pain?  Could the constant twitching I feel in my muscles be causing this pain?  It seems to be getting worse day by day.  I have 3 weeks until my first appointment with the endocrinologist.  I tried 400-800 mg ibuprofen with no effect.  What would you recommend for pain relief, and is this something that can wait 3 weeks?
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Treating the HYPERthyroidism should help these symptoms.  You may need some tapazole (or PTU) depending on the cause of your hyperthyroidism.  The symptoms of musle aches can definitely be hyperthyroidism.  I imagine the CK (creatine kinase, muscle enzyeme) was tested for muscle damage.  I would personally not want to wait three weeks to get started with treatment -- ask your primary to fax LAB results to endo to triage the apt.
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Update-as the pain becomes more persistant I find that ibuprofen DOES help. Thanks.
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I do have recently developed muscle/bone pain.  This only happened when my dosage was increased from .75 to .88 mg of Levothyroid.  I have multi-nodular cysts on my thyroid and to decrease the size I was recently upped to 100 mgs.  Will this pain increase?
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I have hypothyroid disease taking 175 mcg of synthroid.  I went to rhuematologist for muscle aches. TSh is .087, positive HLA b27, positive ANA and a CK of 150.  Could this all be related to too high of a dose of synthroid or lupus with permanent muscle damage.
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