Hi I'm new here - just been told of this site by my osteopath -!!!
Since a teenager I've had numerous bouts of depression/anxiety/panic attacks resulting in spells in mental hospitals/wards, taken nearly all the anti depressants on the market (which always made me worse).
As far back as I remember I've had muscle aches/pains & never really felt the 'buzz' that others seem to have after exercise. I always felt rough after any exercise sometimes including normal activities. Heavy periods & anaemia were normal for me - but after an uncomfortable menopause fortunately now at 58 these are a past problem,
After years of never feeling 'right/well' I was diagnosed by a rhematologist in 2001 with fibromyalgia!
I was told that there is no successful treatment/drug that can really help with this- it is thought that one main cause is not ever reaching deep sleep - so your body cannot replenish/restore - therefore I'm always trying to cope on an 'empty' tank - so to speak !!
My diarys always seemed to be full of doctors appointments & in 2007 my GP diagnosed hypothyroidism & i've been on levothyroxine since, finally resting on 125mcg.
So for the past 12 years I've been trying to adapt my life living with the associated numerous symptoms from both these conditions.
Last December 2012 I had a 2nd opinion by another rheumatologist privately who confirmed that indeed I do have fibromyalgia !! still the same result - try gentle exercise to help sleep & maybe try a new anti-depressant !!
Now feeling severe pain/exhaustion & not getting anywhere I've just had another private appt with an endocrinologist.
He reduced my levothyroxine to 100mcg & added 20mcg Liothyronine half pill am/pm.
This is for 2 months to have a blood test before my next appt at the end of March. I also did a 24hr urine sample to check my pituitary/adrenal glands & other systems.
I also take Bisoprolol & Lisiniprol for irregular heartbeat & high BP.
But I'm having horrid symptoms I.e palpitations & throbbing everywhere including headaches & neck shoulder pain- Struggling to walk /backache & extreme fatigue & sweating at night. Although I'm so tired when I'm trying to sleep/rest it feels like inside my body is going mad !!!
Has anybody felt these symptoms too whilst taking these medicines ??
I'm trying to persevere but obviously don't want to feel worse than I did before !!!
Don't quite know what to do next ??
Thanks for reading this