First of all, I would like to thank you all for your questions, comments and advice on here...I am a bit of a silent member but regularly check-in and find this forum invaluable for support and insight.
I have been on Levo for about a year now and my levels are currently within normal range. I take 75 Levo a day. My carpal tunnel has disappeared and my swollen feet, legs and ankles have dissapated - YAY!
I do, however, have other symptoms that are still there and they are finally being "treated" or looked at as seperate entities after months and months of the doctors saying "let's see what happens, give it time" or "it's all in your head".
PLANTAR FASCIITIS: have been given exercises and ONE, ONE! pair of insoles to wear, it's early days but, already, they are smelly and squashed. Does anyone know of where I can get some more? And do they actually work?
TOTAL UTTER EXHAUSTION: was referred to a specialist and he arranged for various tests - all blood tests came back normal apart from vitamin D - my level is 12 on a range of 50-100. Have just started on 20,000 units 3 times a week of Colecalciferol. Has anyone else had this experience and can tell me if it helped/made them feel any better/how long did it take to feel better? I also have an appt at the sleep clinic in August to test for Sleep Apnea. Again, anyone any experiece of this?
TENDONITIS: I have had this in my wrists down to my thumbs for nearly 8 months now, it came on suddenly and is incredibly limiting. I can't write, chop, lift heavy things, use scissors (a bugger as I'm a hairdresser!) but I have struggled on and put up with the pain as I can't afford not to work. A stint with the physio, laser treatment and wrist splints have not helped so I have now been referred to a specialist with a view of maybe getting steroid injections. Anyone any experience of this?
Apologies for the essay - I would really appreciate any input. After years of banging my head against a brick wall with doctors things seem to finally be moving forward but I am reluctant to rejoice just yet...one step, one day at a time!