I recently asked my GP about the muscular pain I'm struggling with which is worse in my legs and knees,though also in my shoulders.I was told it was joint pain and told to take paracetamol.I bought some dispersible tablets which I prefer though I don't often take anything like that.I still think my problem is thyroid related.( A fibromyalgia test was negative)
I have just reverted to taking my thyroxine at 6.00am ( breakfast approx. 7.15am) ......I did take them last thing at night for a while but was waking up in the night with a burning feeling in my stomach.
I also take folic acid,Vitamin B12 and have just added Vitamin D3,which I now take at lunchtime.
The information on the paracetamol says to take one or two, three times a day and if no improvement after three days ( 24 tablets in a box) consult GP.
Does this type of medication affect our thyroxine uptake ? Can we safely take them through the day?
Advice would be appreciated as I don't get my T3 test until February'14 ( a week before I see my Endo again) and I can't see this clearing up in a few days.It is one of my main problems now as thyroxine adjustment by my Endo has made me feel brighter and motivation has improved.The first time I had these muscular problems causing real discomfort was 11 years ago before I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid .My GP sent me for Physio but it only improved when I got my thyroxine.However,My instincts are telling me that being under medicated for a long time may have caused this.I did go up to 100mcgs but have now come down to 87.5 in an attempt to get my TSH level to 1.00 as it had gone below to 0.13.
I'm wondering if I'm going to be one of these people who need T3 and wish I didn't have to wait so long to find out.