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Review: could Thyroid diseases cause Myalgia?

Summary: Myalgia could be caused by Thyroid diseases, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Synthroid.

We study 10,277 people who have Thyroid diseases from FDA and social media. Among them, 210 have Myalgia (Muscle aches). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 10,270 people who have thyroid diseases are studied. Among them, 210 (2.04%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 500,120 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in thyroid diseases reports

Gender of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Myalgia * :


Age of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Myalgia * :


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (52 people, 24.76%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (49 people, 23.33%)
  3. Osteoporosis (42 people, 20.00%)
  4. Osteopenia (24 people, 11.43%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (18 people, 8.57%)
  6. Pain (16 people, 7.62%)
  7. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 6.67%)
  8. Anxiety (12 people, 5.71%)
  9. Depression (12 people, 5.71%)
  10. Blood pressure (11 people, 5.24%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Synthroid (91 people, 43.33%)
  2. Lipitor (52 people, 24.76%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (51 people, 24.29%)
  4. Fosamax (43 people, 20.48%)
  5. Aspirin (24 people, 11.43%)
  6. Atenolol (24 people, 11.43%)
  7. Levoxyl (21 people, 10.00%)
  8. Crestor (19 people, 9.05%)
  9. Simvastatin (13 people, 6.19%)
  10. Hydrochlorothiazide (12 people, 5.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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