I was diagnosed with hashimoto in Dec ‘05. Dosage of Levothyroxine was increased to 125 early 2009 after birth of child. Dosage was then never changed for 9 yrs. Decided to go gluten free in January this year. Feel better.. more focussed and less constipated/bloated.
Had palpitations early Feb and TSH was 0.30 (ECG was fine). Advised to lower dose to 100 which I did. 8 weeks later and I’m struggling with pains in my joints.. knees, ankles and lower back. Has become progressively worse during this period. Had thyroid bloods repeated 2 weeks ago and they were marked normal. Seeing Gp again on Thursday this week (she said they didn’t test my T3 2wks ago and lab might not do it). Wondering if 100 is too low or whether my body is just adjusting to having been on 125 for 9years but pain seems to be getting worse than better. Have taken ibuprofen for a week but made no difference. Also wondering if deficient in vitamins after going GF though would have thought joint pain would have appeared before now. Still having palpitations or missed/additional beats although not as frequent as February. I think GP might check rheumatoid antibodies on Thurs but I think pain coincides with reducing levothyroxine. If you are on levothyroxine, can you have antibodies checked to see if they’ve changed since I was diagnosed in 2005? Does anyone have advice re joint pain. Plan to get blood readings on Thursday. Thank you!