Earlier this year I was suffering from groin pain. Drs ran a number of tests which highlighted an underactive thyroid. I can't say at that time I had any symptoms relating to this. I've been on 50mg of levothyroxine since October.
Still searching for causes of my joint pain, blood tests revealed low FSH which shows I am in early menopause - I'm 43 and not had a period since August. I am struggling to accept all this as I am generally a well person!
In the last few weeks I have developed an extremely bitter taste in my mouth, on my tongue and lips, a sore tongue and dry mouth. I also have ( and apologies for TMI!) sore nipples.
I am trying all sorts of relief, particularly for the taste which can be overwhelming at times - it's only really eased by eating. I have seen the Dr but he did not relate it to levothyroxine. I am at the stage however, that I am considering stopping taking it.
I find it hard to accept that something like an underactive thyroid could cause a bitter taste? How is that possible? And surely if its stabilised anyway, I shouldn't have any symptoms?! Or is this being caused by the menopause - I have no other menopause symptoms at all! Or is it both? Or, infact, neither?!
Sorry for such a long post. It's Christmas tomorrow and for the first time in 43 years I'm not excited about it. I feel so sad and overwhelmed.