I was diagnosed 3.5 years ago with hyperthyroidism and have been on thyroxine ever since with ever increasing dosages.
For the past 2.5 years I have had acute problems with both my Achilles' tendons, extreme pain all the time, really tight calf muscles and plantar fascia. Last November I had calf muscle lengthening surgery in both legs and in May this year had achilles debridement and repair. I am due to have the other one done later this year. I have had an MRI done on both achilles which shows significant thickening and tears.
I have since discovered there is a connection between the two conditions but my surgeon was pretty dismissive when I mentioned it to him ( although he confirmed the connection between Achilles' tendons and thyroid probs). My GP just looked at me with a vacant expression!!!!!
I am 42 years old, walk like an 82 year old and have put on a massive amount of weight. I am desperate to find someone who can help me instead of being told that my levels are normal, despite extreme tiredness, and that I just need to loose weight.
I live in Bucks. Does anyone know a specialist who can help me. I am desperate