Hello all, can anyone offer me any advice? I was diagnosed hypo hasimoto in may this year after complaining to doctor anxiety and brain fog. I started taking levoT 50mcg and I developed fatigue, worse anxiety, worse brain fog and stiff and swollen joints. I increased to 62.5 and then 75 mcg of levoT. I have had a few good days but been back to gp so many times, been given antidepressant and pain killers. I knew this wasn't the answer and was lucky to see dr P lasr week. Now my conundrum:
Dr P advised me stop taking levoT for 8 days. Start some supplements to support thyroid and adrenals and then re-start levoT. All good, I trust this advice.
But, prior to seeing dr p I had written to my gp to say please refer me to rheumatologist, I didn't like his conclusion that I had osteoarthritis and to take naproxen. Well my letter worked, he phoned me yesterday to say he would refer me to rhematologist. I told him the truth that I had stopped taking levoT and my joint stiffness had gone! Oh he said youu had better stay off the levot and will do blood test in the new year. This would have been realy good news if I hadnt already seen dr p, because I may I have used the opportunity to ask if I could try ndt as really dont think levoT agrees with me. But I want to follow what dr p said, so am thinking I wont go back to gp about joints for now and try dr p's suggestion for three months and see what happens to my joints when I go back on levoT. Anybody had a similar issue or any suggestions? Please excuse typos, and thanks for any help, caroline