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Additional ailments with my hypothyroidism

I've been on levothyroxine for 18 months and have just had a blood test which has come back ok. Unfortunately in the last 6 months, I have developed tennis elbow and will be having an injection in the next month. I also fell over and bounced on my knee and hip and following treatment at hospital now have oesteoarthritis. I don't overeat but my tummy is constantly bloated and I feel sick again. All this lot is making me low, any advice.

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Hi nixx

If you can get a print-out of your blood test results and post them here, complete with the ranges, someone will comment upon them. Also state the dose of levo.

It may be that you are undertreated by the GP keeping your TSH within range rather than below 1.


Hi There are a lot of other tests you need. If you see and endo they always do them ,if good. Free T3 and Vit D the most urgent. D is hormonal and if low then you need a calcium test for corrected calcium as before and during treatment it must always be in range. retest 3 months.

Best wishes,



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