Is it common to have a burning sensation in your body (mainly in the legs) with hypothyroid? I am currently taking levothyroxine, I really do not like it. I am a young woman, twenty years old, experiencing a lot of issues. I find myself tired a lot. Since I was fifteen, I had swelling and a horrible cramping pain in one of my calves. I went to the doctor for it and he said there was no cause he could find, and I was checked for blood clots and did not have any. Every once in a while the cramping will come back, and it is usually after I consume alcohol. I have also been experiencing a burning sensation throughout my body since the last time I drank alcohol a few days ago. Is it possible my body is reacting this way due to the alcohol? Are these symptoms of hypothyroid or something else?
I have the same issues with my legs, the swelling, cramping and sensations as you have as well. I was diagnosed with autoimune Hashimoto thyroiditis after being Hypo for many years. I had the TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 plus Anti Thyroglobulin level and Anti Thyroid Peroixidase tests done - my T3 is low and hope to introduce Cytomel soon but since I now live in Asia am trying to get hold of Cytomel T3.
I also do Qigong and jumping exercises early in the morning that has helped to lesson the swelling as it is a way to activate the lymphatic system. I also drink 6 glasses of water per day - when I have more my legs swell and when I have less the same happens. I have cut out soya, peanuts, milk and dairy products, have organic black coffee as the latest research indicates that is contains a lof of benefits but have not more than 3 or 4 cups in the day - none after 5 in the afternoon. Also cut out all forms of wheat and corn, have Ezekiel bread and cook according to the ways used in Nourishing traditions - a cookbook from the USA. I soak nuts and dry them as per this book and eat for health and limit the use of supplements. As soon as I use Vitamin D tablets - I seem to develop a rash and my body itches - cut that out too and try to spend about 10 minutes in the sun each day when possible.
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