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Does anyone else suffer from muscle weakness with hypothyroidism?
I've had horrible fatigue, weakness, headaches and a host of other symptoms the past 2 years. Eventually, after lots of blind alley endo tests, my TSH went to 8.2 and T4 went down to 9, so finally I was 'believed' by my gp that I was not just a hypochondriac and she put me on eltroxin. But after 5 weeks, there's not much improvement and the muscle fatigue, pain and stiffness is getting worse, so much so that I'm hobbling and waddling by the end of the day with hips, legs and feet so sore and useless. Muscles also spasm and sometimes jerk. I'm 45, have always done yoga and been active. Muscles seemed to have all turned to fat in the last 2 years. Am worried that there's something else going on with this extreme weakness so am going to ask gp for ref to a neurologist. Or could this new 85 year old body be just what I'm stuck with now?? I was on 10mg of amitriptiline for the pain but read that side effects can include muscle weakness so I've stopped that 2 days ago (don't know how I'll sleep now, but...)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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