I have been getting progressively worse joint and tendon pain over the past 6 months. I struggle to walk and use my hands.
I have just had my blood tests back-
TSH <o.o1 (0-5) this is normal for me
Free T4 30.9pmol/L (9-28) this is also normal
No T3 given!
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 56ku/L (0-34)
I am on 150 mcg levothyroxine and have been on this dose for about a year.
Erythrocytes sedimentation rate 34mm/h (5-15) this has gone up from 6 in Feb this year.
Serum creatinine 47umol/L (60-120)
Serum FSH 70u/L (2-20)
Serum C-reactive protein 14mg/L (0-10)
Liver function and FBC results are within range, although there have been some changes eg
Platelet count has increased from 250 to 302?
I will be seeing GP next Monday and she will probably refer me to rheumatoid arthritis specialist.
I realise that this is an auto immune problem but I don't know why. I have a good diet and have just switched to gluton free.
I haven't had any infections for ages, my throat aches in the morning and I am often hoarse in mornings, but I can't think if any new symptoms other than swelling of joints, muscle pains etc.
I am unable to exercise now even if I take nurofen etc and I don't want to be on them for the forseeable.