help! i have Hypothyroidism, have been on 100mcg levo since September, recently started waking with extreme stiffness and pain in my torso

Thanks in advance for any responses. i did a quick symptom checker online and fibromyalgia comes up, then I've seen links between this and hypothyroidism so thought iwould come and ask you knowledgeable lot for your opinions before I visit the GP.

so for about the past 2 weeks since moving house (but not bed) I have woken almost every day with a very stiff and pianful torso, chest, ribs, shoulders, literally feel liek I've been hit by a bus, i just have to lie for about half an hour, moving slowly until the pain subsides and I can move, once tehpain has gone, after about an hour I'm absolutely fine, no other pain all day, no problems sleeping adn i usually get 7=-8 hours per night. for teh first few days I wondered if i had pulled a muscle moving house, but no daytime symptoms, so now I just am not sure what to do.

fibromyalgia sounds like such a wishy washy thing, I guess I'm just hoping it's a vitamin deficiency, something i can solve myself, I'm 41, and in good health otherwise, fairly fit and normal bmi and i eat a good healthy fresh diet.

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  • also to add, my tsh was at lowest end of reference range in jan when I had last bloods, so indications that the 100mcg is enough.

  • Have you had your vit d levels tested? Bone/joint pain is a symptom of low d, and virtually everyone has it, or so my gp says.

  • thanks, no, I haven't had my vit d levels tested, I will ask GP when i go.

  • Yes, do. If you don't get anywhere, you can buy self-tests here:

  • Ask for a full thyroid function test

    Also ask for Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, iron, ferritin and folate.

    You could be undermedicated. Do not take you levo on the morning of your blood test and have it as early as possible, get a print-out with the ranges and post on a new question for members to comment.

    Dr Lowe was director of Fibromyalgia Research Foundation.

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