Hi, I was diagnosed with *mild hypothyroid* about 17 yrs. ago. I was given Synthroid and Levoxothyrine, usually in the same dose, sometimes adjusted. I am now 52 (53 next month) and I am wondering if it is really controlled. I have been to endos and family doctors for it and I always just trusted if they said the levels were *normal.* Usually, however, my levels are near the top of the *normal* reading.
Over the years I have had some aches and pains, but in the past 3 years it has gotten to where it is very painful. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, but none of the typical drugs for that are helping me. I am in pain every day and I also have a lot of swelling, which no doctor, not even the rheumatologist, can seem to tell me why. I tested negative for RA, Lupus and Lyme.
My question is: Could this all be from the hypothyroidism? Should I find another endo? I have also put on SO MUCH weight over these 17 yrs., about 40 lbs, which I cannot lose despite working out, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc. I only eat about 1,000 cal a day-healthy food.
Thank you for listening.