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Hypothyroid pain

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    I've been diagnosed hypothyroid and am currently starting levothyroxine which will hopefully be a longterm solution. Before that long term solution though i'm having to deal with all the symptoms. Tiredness and all that i'm not too bothered about cos I don't do anything after having to drop out of uni so I can aford to be sleeping loads. The pains are annoying though.

    I get loads of aches and pains, especiall in my side and back, and don't really want to take painkillers for them if possible since if I did i'd be on them pretty much constantly and that can't be a good thing. Does anybody know anything else that could help with the muscle aches and pains? They aren't too bad a lot of the time, so even little things i'd be wiling to try. My doctors aren't really interested in the aches and pains (they just tell me to stop looking for problems and stuff) so they haven't been much use there.

    Any other general advice about hypothyroid would be appreciated if anybody knows about it. Like is stomach pain and upset possibly related to it? And gettin little infections like oral thrush or utis?

    Thanksin advance.

    Have you tried something like gentle exercise or physio?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Have you tried something like gentle exercise or physio?
    Not really an option for me right now since I hardly have enough energy to wash my clothes. I'm hoping that I'll be able to work up to something like that soon though. Hoping that the thyroxine will give me just enought of a boost to manage basic functioning while it's still being sorted. I would go swimming since you don't really need to support yourself or anything so I think it wouldn't make me as tired as other stuff, but I kinda have an issue with water. Might look into little things I can do from home when I have a moment I feel up to it.

    Apart from anything else i'm hoping if I can star to exercise a little bit I can shift some of the weight i've put on cos of it. Hoping that since it got put on so fast i'll be able to loose it somewhat quickly too (big hope i think).
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