I was diagnosed about 15 years ago with an underactive thyroid. For the past 9 years I've been on 100mg levothyroxine daily and 20 mg liothyronine three times a day.
I've now been told to gradually cut down on liothyronine until I am on a considerably lower dose.
My latest blood test results are :- T4 15.2 and TSH <0.01 ( should be 0.35 - 4.94 ). My TSH has been suppressed for several years as I've always argued against reducing my Liothyronine. My GP told me that I will gain weight. I have had family problems for the past couple of years and have already gained 12 lbs.
This is a real problem for me - I have also just been diagnosed with arthritis in both my knees. ( I am awaiting result of xrays before having treatment )
The one consistent thing over the years is that as I gain weight my knees become increasingly painful and general mobility more difficult. The increased pain I have now is due to the extra 12lbs I'm carrying.
I'd appreciate some help with explaining my results and any advice.