I was diagnosed under active thyroid last Tuesday having felt ill for a while but told blood tests done then were ok but thyroid had not been tested. Had thyroid test Monday and called back to GP Tues pm to be told that my level was 4 and wonder I was still functioning. At the time was just so grateful to know I was not going mad and that feeling like a 95year old with rheumatoid arthritis in every joint, so tired it hurts, slimming world not working and face like a balloon, with memory and brain functions like a sieve would ease, that I wanted to cry and kiss the doctor. Put on 100mcg of levo but having found this site I have been taking it wrong, was having it with breakfast so I could have nurofen too so my joints would function. Not on empty stomach so 6 days of recovery wasted....please could someone recently diagnosed give me hope that the joint aches and lethargy will go soon as I have spent since last tues primarily in bed or on the couch.