Just wondering does anyone have any advice or info on back pain, as related to thyroid issues or possible deficiencies?
Increasingly, it's becoming a problem. My current situation (in a nutshell) is as follows:
Thyroid profile tests (Genova) all point to hypo, the only "oddity" being high T3. Dr Peatfield says it appears that any T3 I produce isn't getting taken up into my tissues, meaning an adrenal problem is likely (I've previously been diagnosed with low adrenals which pretty much went untreated. Dr P told me those won't have resolved themselves and have probably got worse, so he's got me on an Adrenal Extra programme). I feel that this is doing me good – even after just a few weeks I'm starting to feel more alert.
However, my back pain is often horrendous and triggered by even low-grade activity. If I spend a day doing housework (even with plenty of rest breaks) my back will be agony by the evening.
Yesterday, I had a day out, which involved a one-hour train journey, walking, shopping (no heavy items and they were carried in a good-quality backpack), a leisurely lunch and plenty of "sit-downs". Nevertheless, by early afternoon my back was hurting quite badly, and when I got off the train at the end of the return journey, I could barely straighten up. I think it's a core muscle issue – my back was killing me, but the muscles in my lower abdomen and groin felt painful and weak too. I don't feel it's sciatica as my legs don't seem to be affected.
I want to ask my GP to test me for ferritin, folate and Vitamin D, and also to refer me for an Active B12 test, as I understand deficiencies can also cause aches and pains. However, I'm worried I'll get fobbed off, so I need as much useful info as I can to convince them that I need these tests.
Thanks in advance for any help!