Hi all, I'm new to the group. I'm 65 years of age and was diagnosed as hypothyroidism at the age of 35 and until 4 weeks ago took varying dosages of Synthyroid. A year and a half ago I developed unbearable pain in my legs. The pain was so bad I refrained from walking as much as possible. During this time I asked my doctor to change my med to Armour which he always refused to do. I've now developed Attached Muscle Shortening and must take medication for the pain. I just began physical therapy and I changed doctors and began Armour four weeks ago. I'm on the Paleo diet also. Please give me advice on what else I can do to help regain my leg strength and aid my thyroid in functioning at its optimal level. Thank you to all.