Thyroid Disease - Symptoms

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Published: October 20

I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I was diagnosed in 2006. I have been taking levothyroxine and according to my blood test seem to be on the right dosage. However I am now experiencing bad muscle and joint pains and it is getting worse and is making me have struggles going to the gym because I am too stiff and achy. Also I have been continuing to gain weight. I am very frustrated and don't know what else I can do. I have talked with my endocrinologist and she isn't much help other than telling me I need to lose weight and get on a 500 calorie a day diet. Really! I would have no energy at all with that calorie intake..

Published: May 14

Wow! I agree with the keep the prayers going. Keep up with the good nutrition and sleep the best we can. I too was treated for graves disease. It has been a long battle with the medication levels and blood work. I just live my day as if it’s not apart of me. I do what I have to do every day, even when It feel tiresome. I can’t change it. So why try. The oblation so far has given me many extra years, I believe. The more I argue with my body, the worse I feel. So I don’t argue with it and learn to cope and live with it. I’m alive and feeding myself spiritually which helps me get through some of the tougher times. I do believe it effects others in the emotional sense as well. That is why I believe it is very important to lift each other up in positive ways, daily. We will be ok. We are survivors. I have health stuff all the time. I go to my doctor and I do what he says, take my meds the way I am told, get my test when I am told, and don’t leave any bits of info out when I talk to my doctor. Sometimes its just apart of who we are and apart of how we were made. We can’t argue with Gods handiwork. God made us exactly the way we are for a purpose. So when I argue with the way God made me, I am arguing with his handiwork and saying I know what’s best I surely don’t. Gods Blessings to everyone and many prayers are going out to those who are like me. .