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Hi there, I have been on thyroid medication now since I was 34 and I am now 48. I found out I had hypothyroidism when I thought I was having flu like symptoms and then all my joints in my body ached and progressively got worse. When I woke up to my hands and feet swollen I went to urgent care to get checked. Since thyroid conditions run in my family I told them to check that as well and sure enough my thyroid was out of whack. I was finally regulated on a dose of 100 for many years and just fine until the last two years. Last year I was borderline on the upper end of the "gray area" at 4.8 and the dr adjusted my meds to 137 which i was on for about a year. Feeling fine then recently my lower back started aching which I thought was my torn disc in my back but I do notice that i am easily irritable and constantly have anxiety. Sleeping I don't sleep well through the night. I just was checked again and sure enough my results came back at 4.55 so the dr is bumping me to 185 on the meds. She also switched me last year from levo to synthroid as she says sometimes generic doesn't regulate the dosage as regular as the brand medicine. Has anyone else have issues with the body aches and anxiety feeling/sleeplessness with hypothyroidism? When does it get better?
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