I had a partial thyroidectomy in 2000 and have been on thyroxine ever since. My weight has slowly increased but I not hugely until about 6 months ago. I have also had extreme pain in my hips with intermittent numbness in my calves and "vibrations" under my feet. Every time I approach the doctor I have been advised its a pinched nerve or menopause. I also thought it was menopause until a few weeks ago after blood tests when the GP called to advise that my thyroid was underactive and increased my thyroxine from 75 to 100. My monthly cycle has returned so possibly wasn't menopause after all? It also seems that my hip pain as well as my other symptoms could be related to the thyroid as apparently my TSH levels have been steadily increasing. I will request all my results when I next see my GP but was wondering if I can request the T3/T4 as well as TSH myself or if I should see the GP first. I am due blood tests 6 weeks after I increased the thyroxine on 7th Aug? Thanks
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