My mother is 61 years old. She was diagnosed with underactive thyroid when she was 52 years old and started taking Levothyroxine.
She also had a high chlosterol level during her check-up so was given chlosterol medication.
She has been having assymmetrical joint pains on and off, which have been exacerbated in the last 2-3 years. For example, she would have pain in her right elbow, but her left one would be fine. Due to some doctors’ recommendation, she stopped taking cholestrol medication, which they thought was the culprit. The pains seemed to be improving, but has gotten worse recently.
Her GP cannot explain the reason that she still has assymmetrical pains. He says that the dosage of the thyroid medication is fine. As a last resort, he gave my mother rheumatoid arthritis medication which has not helped up to now.
Upon researching on the internet, I have found this forum and I think that the reason that she is having pains might be her thyroid medication.
If possible, I would be very happy if someone would give us some advice about what to do. I also would be willing to post her recent test results if needed.
Also, we will be vacationing in the UK soon, so I would appreciate if someone could recommend me an expert in this field who can help us.
Best Regards and thanks in advance.