I was diagnosed with hypothyroid one month ago and have been on 100 mcgs levothyroxine for 3 weeks with no side effects. I've been having increasingly painful wrists and hands for the last two months which I associated with too much texting and scrolling. Today, the pain was so bad I went to urgent care and the doctor suggested I should be tested for rheumatoid arthritis because my left hand now hurts - I'm using it more because my dominant hand became so painful. My joints are not sore or swollen and my X-rays showed no signs of any joint problems. The pain is with my tendons. I do not feel sick and the fatigue associated with hypothyroid seems to be lifting.
Does anyone else have tendon pain in their hands? I really dread going to a rheumatologist if it is unnecessary.