I had the most horrendous evening and had no idea what to do to try get some relief.
I have for a long time now suffered with muscle stiffness which effects hips, calves predominantly but last night it was unbearable and it felt like all muscles from lower back through to hips, quads, hamstrings, calves and feet were going to snap with any form of stretching I tried to relieve the pain. They are so tight and painful, kept me up all night and finding it very difficult to move today. It is a very difficult pain and sensation to describe and at best I guess its like losing all form of flexibility from hips down. I try stretch as much as possible each day but rather than relief its feels like I'm less able to stretch the more I do....if that makes any sense. This is the worst it has ever been and I have no idea if this is linked to hypothyroidism or not.
Eventually at 2.30am I decided to sit in a hot bath and that seems to help the muscles to loosen up a little...however now I can feel them tighten right back up again.
Any similar experiences or understanding of what and why is going on would be very much appreciated.
Thank you as always