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I am 54 and thought most of my symptoms were menopausal and just getting older, went to doctor with a bad foot and fortunately she took one look at me and suspected straightaway I might have a thyroid problem. Anyway, seen Endo and have been on Carbimazole 12 weeks, 40 mg for 4 weeks and now down to 20 mg. feeling much better as long as I don't have over do things. Except for my weak muscles.
i was also on a low dose beta blocker for 8 weeks, to regulate my heart rate, just to give the full picture.
i used to walk miles everyday, at least 3, more likely in excess of 6.
Every year we have a week's walking holiday and we walk all day, every day in all weathers, across moors, up Snowden; you will get the picture. I can barely walk half a mile now, so depressing. Forcing myself to walk is what gave me the bad foot. My thighs felt like lumps of concrete and I could barely lift my arms to shoulder height. I was crawling up the stairs.
i am better in so many ways, but this muscle weakness is worrying me. I have difficulty in doing and undoing my bra, my arms hurt so much; I can't undo jars, and as I said, I can barely walk half a mile. Most of the time I can cope, just need to pace myself but Christmas doesn't allow much time for rest breaks, and has highlighted just how bad I still am.
Am am I expecting too much too soon? I am worried about long term damage in just carrying on. . If anyone has experienced the same thing, I would be grateful for any advice or just to read your story.
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