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What can I expect with bursitis and hypothyroid on paleo?

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Created March 04, 2013 at 1:22 PM

I'm new to paleo. I started it in hopes of improving inflammation. I have wicked bursitis in both hips and I'm only 40. I have felt just sort of unconsciously that sugar is the key to fixing my body, so I read up on Paleo and decided to try it. I also have hypothyroid disease. I went GF a year ago after learning that gluten worsens autoimmune thyroid disease.

I know that paleo will likely improve both conditions, but what can I expect? has anyone else experienced a complete resolution of joint pain? How long did it take?

My thyroid disease is pretty bad so I don't expect to ever get off of Synthroid, but has anyone been able to improve their thyroid function enough to reduce meds significantly?

I'm also hoping to drop a few pounds, of course. Already down 2 in 3 days! :)

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Well,I think the additional weight and activity are probably the cause. You might google exercises to strengthen the hip flexors which should help.

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I've been diagnosed with bursitis, but I feel like it's more than that. The bursa are definitely tender, but it stretches down the sides of both legs. I've been a runner on and off and it started a few years ago when I was running 20-25 miles a week. I'm 50 pounds overweight and I know that doesn't help. I'm pretty active, working out about 5 hours a week, but mostly stay with low impact things like walking, stationary bike, elliptical, though I do run now and then b/c I love it. And I know anyone can get bursitis--I just feel like I'm not old enough to be hobbling around half the time! :)

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on March 04, 2013
at 03:24 PM

I can't help with the thyroid thing, but maybe with Bursitis. You've been diagnosed with bursitis? You say you're "only 40" as though bursitis is most common in older people.. Which I think is false. It tends to be really, really common in runners and super active people. My understanding is that bursitis is generally a product of overuse.. as in running. However, it could also be something as simple as weak hip flexors. Are you super active? A runner? Have you tried just resting for a few weeks and seeing if it helps?

As for treating systemic inflammation.. it really depends on your diet. If you're coming off a standard american diet it might make a lot of sense to dose with high quality fish oil for a while in effort to balance omega 6/3 ratio and at the same time cool some inflammation. However, I don't see bursitis as diet related so not sure something like fish oil would really help with that specifically.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:01 PM

Well,I think the additional weight and activity are probably the cause. You might google exercises to strengthen the hip flexors which should help.

34f17a568b81675b8eda405cf2ee6a75

(20)

on March 04, 2013
at 03:57 PM

I've been diagnosed with bursitis, but I feel like it's more than that. The bursa are definitely tender, but it stretches down the sides of both legs. I've been a runner on and off and it started a few years ago when I was running 20-25 miles a week. I'm 50 pounds overweight and I know that doesn't help. I'm pretty active, working out about 5 hours a week, but mostly stay with low impact things like walking, stationary bike, elliptical, though I do run now and then b/c I love it. And I know anyone can get bursitis--I just feel like I'm not old enough to be hobbling around half the time! :)

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