I have previously posted about how am I struggling with pain despite being under Dr Peatfields regime and already taking NDT. My thyroid levels according to him are not far from where he thinks is ideal. I'm pretty much on optimum dose and energy etc is all good. But my joint, ligament pain is horrific, particularly plantar fasciiitis and achilles tendoninitis. Now all the other ligaments in my ankles are hurting so much I can barely move. I fear I will end up in a wheelchair.
I have checked all vit D, B, folate, iron etc and gone gluten free. I have followed all the advice on stop the thyroid madness. I have been thoroughly checked by a rheumatologist who has found no inflammation or any elevated blood tests.
So now I am starting pregabalin and feel such a failure. I have worked so hard to give myself a chance of recovery and feel that this is a backward step, giving me a life of a zombie and further weight gain. But I don't know what else to do and cannot live in this much pain.
I swim regularly, do pilates twice a week, take huge amounts of supplements and still feel hideous.
Has anyone else given in and resorted to pain killers? Will I ever have a 'life' because I feel I'm living in the shadows at the moment.