Having taken the plunge and asked a question during the week it is so encouraging to find that there are lots of other folk out there with similar problems and symptoms, just now I am struggling with a flare up of plantar faciitis which i did think I had got sorted, but not so, its worse than ever just now and has spread to both feet. The first few steps I take after sitting for anything more than 5 minutes are difficult and painful.
My thyroid journey started about 2 years ago in the middle of the menopause. I am now left with thyroid function that seems to be on a downward path, needing regular increase to my medication and having to cope with a series of relatively minor but irritating symptoms. I had hoped that this downward path had started to level off before Christmas but the way I have been feeling this week makes my question my optimism. As well as a flare up of the heel pain other more classic symptoms like lethargy, anxiety and fatigue are returning.
One of the things that I am coming to terms with at the moment is that living with an underactive thyroid is going to be a life long journey. Its not going to go away and I will need to live with and modify my life to handle fluctuations in symptoms and energy levels.
Meanwhile, the sun has been shining today, its Saturday and I have had a wonderful relaxing day with my husband and I do have a lot to be thankful for.
Thanks for the support folks.