This is going to sound like a daft question - but since my last blood test, and now my adrenal test results, I'm beginning to wonder if I really do have thyroid problems or if my pain is simply due to arthritis (or even fibromyalgia, which is the diagnosis they've given me). I'm undiagnosed by the NHS with normal TSH. But Dr P does think I'm hypo.
The question is, what kind of pain do you actually get with hypothyroidism? My pain is all in my major joints - shoulders, knees, ankles - as well as in my spine and neck. And my hips are just starting to hurt too. Also, the bones in my feet are very painful too. The pain definitely feels like arthritis-type pain, with pain and stiffness when trying to move the joint - along with restricted movement in all these major joints. X-rays have confirmed a little osteo-arthritis in one knee and one ankle - the only other place they've X-rayed is my shoulder, and they say nothing shows up there.
So, could this kind of arthritis-type pain and restricted movement be anything to do with thyroid problems, or is it all just osteo-arthritis. What does your hypo pain feel like? Thanks!