I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 22 years ago, since when I have been on 125mcgs daily.
Eight years ago I began to experience joint and muscle pain and swelling, and pins and needles in my lower arms and legs during the warmer months, and these symptoms have become increasingly painful.
I have also suffered with overwhelming exhaustion and lack of motivation during this time.
Following a particularly stressful period two years ago my eyebrows almost completely disappeared, and the soles of my feet and palms of my hands became swollen and have remained so. They also redden and become uncomfortable with heat.
I have been regularly tested for inflammatory arthritis, but results have so far proved negative.
I do feel extremely unwell at times and it feels to me as if the medication is no longer working effectively. I also wonder if I am allergic to one or other of the levythyroxine ingredients, and I am aware that this medication can cause heat sensitivity.
I do wonder if adjustment to my thyroid medication may alleviate some of my painful symptoms.
I would add that I have found this site to be an invaluable source of information, which is why I requested the Vitamin D testing, and I now take a supplement for this.
My results are as follows:
TSH 1.42 mU/L (Range 0.30-4.00mU/L)
Free T4 20.0 pmol/L (10.50-24.50 pmol/L)
Free T3 4.2 pmol/L. (3.10-6.80 pmol/L)
Serum T3 (1) - Normal- No action
Serum vitamin B12 334ng/L. ( 191.00-900.00 mg/L
Vitamin D3 32 nmol/L (80.00-150.00nmol/L)
Serum Ferritin 62 ug/L (10.00-160.00ug/ L)
Serum Folate 9.3ug/L (3.80-20.00ug/L)
Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.