I was diagnosed hypo in july and started on 25 mcg. Felt no better, terrible fatigue, joint pain abd brain fog. Went back to gp last week. He was very sympathetic and although my tsh has come down to 4.96 he says he wants it lower and for me to be comfortable ( music to my ears! !)So he advised upping to 50 mcg for2 weeks then 100 mcg and back to see him in 8 weeks. I do feel marginally better, less fatigued and a faint hope that my nails are growing. I have also lost 2lb in weight. However the joint and muscle pains just as bad. I have stopped playing netball and am just doing gentle 30 minutes on treadmill 2 -3 yimes per week. The gp is still keen for me to start hrt for these pains but I am not keen. My vitamin D was 60, I asked for a range but they said lab didn't give one, but my levels are normal. My last B 12 was 496 (range 200 - 900). At next blood test gp going to test cortisol as my mum had addisons. My question yo you more experienced people is do you think things heading in right direction and will pains gey better on increased thyroxine. I really don't want hrt. Thank yoy
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