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Hi, I have been to the doctor yet again today with what I think are all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Over the last 5 years I have had several blood tests which all come back "normal" and I have just put up with the tiredness, body pain etc. Since my teens Ive had severe back / hip pain for which I have been given my body weight in painkillers. I had xrays which found damaged discs so had a couple of injections which helped for a short while each time, umpteen courses of physiotherapy which I felt made no difference, was going to be put forward for surgery then discharged from the hospital clinic with no explanation despite asking why. For the last 6 months or so (I think following a chest infection which turned into bronchitis) Ive felt the worst Ive ever felt - a "different" back pain, higher up on both sides which becomes worse when Im asleep along with leg pain, numb arms, joint pain especially in fingers - it even hurts to hold a pen or cutlery, constantly feeling cold, swollen feet, dry skin & hair. Ive always had watery eyes - noticed someone else commenting on that. Im going for blood tests on Thursday and am really hoping that something shows up so that I know Im not making it up because that if how Ive felt when Ive attended doctor or hospital before. My Grandma had goitre when I was a child, my aunt had Sjogrens, and now Im thinking that my mum has something along these lines as she has had extreme tiredness and joint pain linked to arthritis for years, also had hip replacement 6 years ago then a a year later had seven stents insterted for a heart complaint but she really is not a "making an appointment with the doc" type and has to be forced to go! She is becoming extremely forgetfull and I am thinking the worst possible scenario that she has onset of dementia but it perhaps is a thyroid related situation instead. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much
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