Doc's today/underactive tyroid

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Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby mischief » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:46 pm

Have bad pain today and yesterday in my knees, right hip and arms and feeling very sorry for myself :oops:

But...

Had my doctor's appointment and my already underactive thyroid is very underactive so my thyroxin dosage is up from 125mg to 175mg which is nearly half my original dose extra :shock: :shock:

I am soooo relieved, at least in a couple of weeks now I might have some energy back!

Anyone with an underactive thyroid, make sure you ask to have your bloods done if its been a while since you had your thyroid checked especially if you have a 'sudden', bad FMS flare up :)
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Re: Doc's today

Postby LinzWorld » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:43 am

It's a good reminder to get new symptoms rechecked...not everything is Fibro but a lot of things can seem like they're Fibro. Fibro can hide a lot of other problems that might need treating differently. :)
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Re: Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby smoky » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:44 pm

Somewhere on all the fibro symptoms I have seen, it says that many fibro sufferers also have unstable underactive thyroid. It has certainly been the case for me, though I seem a little better now. My doc insisted I got my thyroid under control for at least a few months before she would consider any other reasons for my ligament pain; and she was right as maltreated thyroid can cause ligament pains and flare ups.
I sympathise with you re the fatigue though; it is my main underactive thyroid symptom and it is awful!
Good luck! :D
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Re: Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby mischief » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:05 pm

Thank you for your support:)
I must admit I have felt absolutely desperate for the past couple of weeks - I am very lucky though as my GP is really supportive but at home, sometimes I feel pretty desperate...........
Am on Levothyroxin, Injections for vitamin B12, Tramadol and Prozac - should be raring to go....but...sadly am not :(
Having to start back in work on Monday and dreading it..... :needhug:
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Re: Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby LinzWorld » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:14 pm

Underactive thyroid is not a symptom of Fibro, but Fibro will hide the first warning signs/symptoms, as with many illnesses.
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Re: Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby mischief » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:53 pm

I have had underactive thyroid for about 6 years as well as other problems - coschondritis, osteoarthritis etc. I was diagnosed (officially) with FMS/CFS three weeks ago.
I find that the fibro does affect the way my immune system in general behaves or it could be the other way 'round - my unstable immune system triggers the Fibro Flare ups.... :?
Is there anyone else with the same....?
If I was a car I feel like I need a major service or get scrapped........ :oops: :crazy:
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Re: Doc's today/underactive tyroid

Postby smoky » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:00 pm

sorry if I was not clear; I know thryroid is not a symptom of fibro but it sometimes runs in addition to it and if you have fibro then often the thyroid condition is unstable
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