I posted a while back about suffering with body pain and linking it to starting t4-t3 combination. I had only been on t3 for 2weeks and started getting body pain, I took myself off the t3 and went back on t4 meds only.
I have been off work now for ten weeks and suffered terrible body pains, neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs, bum just about everywhere on my body hurt. There was not a day or night were I never pained. I was under haematologist due to low red blood cells, inflammation and anemia, needless to say I had to be investigated and that takes time, which means your left untreated until they find a cause.
I have been diagnosed with Polymyalgia and put on steroids and will be monitored until the inflammation is under control, which will sort out the anemia. I was reluctant to take steroid due to the fact you can bloat, put weight on and ALL those possible side effects were scary, anyway I needed to try them and I have got my life back, I feel happier and my pains have almost gone, my mobility is back, I can get around the house easier and go out to the shops. My motivation has returned and I can't wait to get up and start my day, very different to how I felt last week.
I do not have a thyroid and I have researched the link with Polymyalgia and Hypothyroidism and if not on optimal meds can cause Polymyalgia but also viral infection can cause it too. So now I am taking more care of me and have ordered private blood tests to check my thyroid levels plus b12 folate ferritin, just waiting on delivery.
Just like to say "Thank You" to all you lovely knowledgable people, we thyroidians would be lost without this site 👌👌