hi.im writing this post for an old lady of 80+ fit and active for her age. she has been diagnosed with polymialgia and been given steroids and thats the end of it...but the pain and numbness in her hands is now upsetting her, 2 years ago the doctors put her on levothyroxine as said she had underactive thyroid then did bloods weeks later and said she was ok and took her off the levo ? in this time she has now developed polymyalgia, i looked it up and see it is linked to hypothyroidism her last blood test is TSH 7.43 T4 13.8 (12-22) now when i read mary shomons book it says that these results are basically underactive and being she has polymialgia am i right in thinking that this is the cause of it, and perhaps the doctor should put her back on levothyroxine to try and rid the syptoms rather than steroids which are not touching it, the doctor did not know they were linked ! until i told her. any views on this please would be very helpful thanks
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