Ok, here's the lowdown - I've been taking my meds exactly as instructed by my GP and I'm now almost into my 7th week on the 125mcg dose. I've been getting strange symptoms all day today and I'm not sure if it's from the hypoT or not:
My period is only 1 day late although it's been hard to judge as I used to be on a 21-day cycle and has changed to a 28-day cycle. If I were still on a 21-day cycle it's 8 days late but I had pain which I thought was ovulation pain on the 14th and 15th of September but on alternating sides so I can only assume it's nothing to worry about for now if it's only a day out.
I had bad constipation yesterday within 10 minutes of eating/drinking and I made 3 trips to the loo, which for me is pretty bad. I've upped my water intake and eaten more healthily as I have done so I don't know what's going on.
Sunday night my ankles swelled up although not noticeably, however I could feel fluid around the ankle joint and the skin did feel tight. They have still not properly gone down yet but by the same token they have not gotten worse.
I had really bad joint pain today in my hips, knees and shoulder. The hip and shoulder pains were transient and never came back, but when I was sitting down I felt the area around my knee that was painful and it was very tender so I knew that I had problems there of some sort. I'm not suffering from arthritis so far as I'm aware and the joints don't hurt when in use.
I also felt very cold. A few nights ago I wore my own cardigan (which I thought would've been warm enough) and also threw my OH's cardigan that he lounges about in sometimes. I was still not warm enough, believe it or not, and I felt frozen after being in my art therapy session - to the point of shivering - and when I got outside I felt much worse. I was too cold to walk back to the car properly.
My weight, although has been more pleasing for me as I've put on more pounds and no longer look stick-thin, has not changed despite taking up more exercise and my appetite being less than it should be. I'm still eight stone and this has not changed for two weeks. I don't need to lose any weight at all as I'm petite but I hardly have done any exercise since being out of work, not feeling well enough to go outside or the weather being so bad.
This is just so confusing to me. I saw my folks today and they both said I look well but I have all these issues and it's confusing me. Is it possible to look well but feel awful from the Hashi's inside?
Thanks for any help.