I’m looking for some advice from fellow thyroid sufferers…I was diagnosed in May last year after suffering from severe fatigue and pins and needles in my hands and feet for about 3 months. Am currently on 100 mg Mon-Sat and 150 mg one day a week. Had my levels checked in Dec last and both my gp and endocrinologist were happy with my results.
Fast-forward to mid Feb when I starting to experience some muscle & joint pain, I initially thought that Id pulled some muscles so my gp put on paracetamol. I’ve got no relief from this and over the last month I’ve attended the doctor another three times, costing me a fortune being prescribed Arcoxia 90mg which was useless and on Monday he gave me Difene. I’m not getting much relief from this either…the pain is in both my muscles and joints and moves around different parts of my body each day, and its more of an ache than a pain but it is constant along my spine and shoulder blades. I’ve lost over 2 stone since initially being diagnosed but I notice in the last mth, this has come to a complete standstill, even though I am doing regular exercise, sometimes I get great relief from it, but other times it makes the pain worse.
I’m awaiting the results of both a chest x-ray and bloods for arthritis. My gp was very reluctant to re-test my thyroid but I insisted that he did, but he said he fully expects them to come back ago…I’ve made an appt to see an new endo in Beaumont, Dr. Diarmuid Smith, but that’s not till May.
I’ve heard of something called Fybromygila, and am worried that it could be this…sorry for the essay but just looking for some thoughts from fellow sufferers of this horrible conditions….