I suppose I'm lucky in that I do not have constant joint pain and rarely need to take pain killers. I've passed the TSH test and now take 25mcg Levo. I was far more ill when borderline, 20 years ago, or maybe just got used to it. I do, definitely notice that an aching throat and joint pain go together.Flu like. I'n now not working so don't have the stress of being off sick, and the lack of reason for it when I was really ill. Was originally diagnosed with CFS, then depression. Which ironicaly has a ot of protection under employment law. Blah Blah Blah Having said that, I want to enjoy my retirement, travel and possibly to a bit of part time temporary work.
My sister has trouble with her joints. She is an intelligent woman, and says that this is related to strep throat infections. She is however very healthy most of the time but thinks that her probs are reactive rheumatoid arthritis. I've googled it but can't find it.I've asked her to have a thyroid test, our dad was hypo.She says that rheumatoid factor was in her blood test. I have no rheumatoid factor in mine but was tested when well.My symptoms have been similar, but I do not have the her degree of joint pain.We both can be OK for long peroids of time. There is a bit of I'm more ill than you going on.Which is just stupid now.
I strongly suspect thst that we could both has some degree of the others condition.Pus think that a sore throat and acid food is a trigger. Anyone who only gets bad joints with sore throats?