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Hypothyroidism and TTS

Posted by Crazy J. on 5/06/02 at 13:55 (082660)

I am a 21 year-old ex-track and cross-country athlete currently on 0.15 mg of Synthroid. I developed TTS just over a year ago when trying out for my college team and now have a mild case of CTS also. Neither has significantly affected my routine although I have had to cut my weekly mileage in half. My question is: Can natural supplements such as iodine boost my thyroid function and reduce my dependence on Synthroid? If this does occur, will my condition improve?
I have lost 8 lbs. without trying this past year and am now 5'11' and weigh 135 lbs. Could this be a sign that I can safely cut my dosage?

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/06/02 at 18:12 (082701)

Keep doing what you are doing but get your thyroid levels checked before changing your dose of Synthroid. It is possible for your symptoms to improve if your thyroid function normalizes.
Ed

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

paula on 5/06/02 at 20:29 (082724)

i had thyroid problems when my posterior tibial tendon dysfuncion developed

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/06/02 at 23:38 (082749)

Hypothyroidism slows nerve conduction velocity. Longstanding hypothyroidism can cause myxedema, a form of fibrous swelling that can put pressure on nerves.

I am not aware of a link to PTTD though.
Ed

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/06/02 at 18:12 (082701)

Keep doing what you are doing but get your thyroid levels checked before changing your dose of Synthroid. It is possible for your symptoms to improve if your thyroid function normalizes.
Ed

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

paula on 5/06/02 at 20:29 (082724)

i had thyroid problems when my posterior tibial tendon dysfuncion developed

Re: Hypothyroidism and TTS

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/06/02 at 23:38 (082749)

Hypothyroidism slows nerve conduction velocity. Longstanding hypothyroidism can cause myxedema, a form of fibrous swelling that can put pressure on nerves.

I am not aware of a link to PTTD though.
Ed