What a great replies, thank you. I've had 6 surgery procedures to eleviate the pain, numbness & tingling in my hands wrists & arms over the last 3 years.. Carpal tunnel on both..nope! Thumb joints replaced on both...nope! & 2 cervical Spine ops, .1st was a nerve release that didn't work 2nd last Dec anterior cervical cage & fusion that in fact I thought was beginning to work until I started the levothyroxin (I've got pain in parts of my hands that weren't affected before! Although I've not felt right for a very long time the blood tests I had during this time hadn't shown low thyroxin it's only been since the last surgery! I asked the surgeon if my thyroid could have been affected during surgery as scar is very close to glande, he said no ? ? I should have been given a high dose of Vit D a long time ago (luckily my rheumatologist left & the new one did these tests phew!) I had more bloods taken today at a pre op apptmt (for something different) usually just the basic blood test but the Sister asked if I'd like my thyroid, b12, iron checked again as I'm still in so much pain & in slow motion mode! (How great was she?) should get results soon. Night all, prob be back at 3 AM lol. Gotta go see Doc again, I can't go on like this.