Hi I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid the beginning of this year, my blood test results came back as 99+?
My gp referred me to an endocrinologist at my local hospital as a scan on my thyroid gland showed inflammation! I have had one appointment with him and was advised to keep a check on my bloods and come back in 6 month.
I was started off on 75 micrograms of levothyroxine which has been increased to 100, however approx. two weeks ago I noticed muscle aches and mild shoulder pain in one arm. I have had pain in what I would say was the tendons in the back of my legs from the beginning of taking my meds.
Last week though I awoke one day to find limited use of one arm, I could only raise it slightly and severe pain in my shoulder, I did not take my meds and had an emergency appointment with my gp, he refused to accept that I believe it is from my meds and suggested I book an appointment with a physio. He also stressed that I needed to continue with my levothyroxine.
I took my meds the next day as normal-however upon waking on the Friday I once again had limited use of my right arm and the beginnings of muscle aches and shoulder pain in my left arm also.
I contacted my endocrinologist and provided a blood sample.
I called today and was advised that all of my blood results are normal and that after my speaking to my gp last Friday, my endocrinologist believes the severe pains in my shoulder joints and also my left wrist and legs are nothing to do with my thyroid meds.
I have not taken my meds since Thursday last week and I have use of my arm again, however I still have severe joint pains.
Is anyone aware if my meds can cause these symptoms and if so how do I convince my gp and endocrinologist they are an affect of the levothyroxine? I'm at my wits end and lost as to where to turn
Any help would be greatly appreciated,