I have been suffering from under medication and resulting hypothyroid symptoms. Last week my GP increased my levothyroxine dose and I have to say that I am already feeling better and symtptoms seem to be abating (placebo affect?)
That is until last night. Late in the evening my big toe on left foot began to really hurt when I walked on it, out of nowhere and with no prior injury. During the night I woke several times as I was aware of it nagging away, like a pen or throb, but the strange part was that I had to kick the covers off my foot as that seemed to make it worse. I didn't think much of it as I was half asleep. Got up this morning and oh my days did my toe hurt when I tried to walk on it. I sat down and tried to flex my toe back and forth to see if it was just walking, and that hurt too and the joint felt kind of stiff.
So of course I googled, saw that it is likely to be gout, and that there can be a link to hypothyroid issues?!
I am now waiting for a phone call from GP to see if I need to go in.
Has anyone else suffered from gout when hypothyroid? This forum has been great to get information before going to the GP - I have been fobbed off before as I didn't know loads of stuff, and was not forceful enough, hence why I have found myself in the hypo nightmare 😕