I have been hypothyroid for eight years and I currently have to alternate my dose of thyroxine 100mg one day and 75mg the next and according to the doctors at my surgery my results have been satisfactuary since 2010,but recently have started to feel tired and a bit lacking in energy even after doing a few chores,i keep staring into space a lot and today it took me ages to get going this morning.then the pain in my hand started,it feels a bit like someone is squeezing my hand from the inside and sometimes it goes into my wrist and the pain comes and goes.does anybody else have this problem?.
does anybody else with hypothyroidism get pains... - Thyroid UK
This is certainly very much the experience of most hypothyroid sufferers. I have found that as my medication is getting closer to optimal, the pain is reduced, but not completely gone.
I found that if it troubled me so much that I couldn't function, if I rubbed some Diclofenac cream around the wrists and forearms, and also the ankles and lower leg, it would help me to keep going. I was working in an office using a keyboard all the time and I had to have an ergonomic Keyboard which helped a bit, too.
If you can, try to get your actual blood test results, too many people get fobbed off with 'normal', which is not a result, it's a judgement, and may well be wrong for you. If you do manage to get those results - and the 'ranges' - then please do put them on here and see if you can get some support and advice.
Have you posted your blood test results for your thyroid gland. If not, get a copy plus the ranges from your surgery and post here. Hoarseness was my first clinical symptom which was dismissed by all and sundry I saw. Normal range is not NORMAL if you have clinical symptoms and they should be taken into account (if only GP's knew them).
Tell your GP your not feeling well and can you get new thyroid gland blood tests please. TSH, T3 and T4.Ask if he will do a Free T3 and Free T4 too (probably wont). Get a copy of them with the ranges and post on a new question for members to comment. Also ask for a Vitamin B12, Vit D, ferritin, folate and iron.
First of all ask for a new Thyroid Gland Blood test of those I quoted above. Don't mention anything re internet at present. Your symptoms above are clinical symptoms although they can also be due to low B12, etc.
You are entitled to new blood tests but he may not do them all. Just say you are feeling unwell and would like to exclude your hypothyroidism is not the cause of this. Say you would also like copies of your blood tests as you are going to keep records of them in future. Once you have them post the results on a new question with the ranges