Hey Jody.. I had Hyperthyroidism too (Grave's).. they couldn't nuke my thyroid 'cause I was pregnant at the time, so I had the whole thing removed. I had that done in 1998.. Since then, it has been a balancing act with my Synthroid.. I have got from one extreme to another. As of right now, my Endocrinologist thinks I may have Cushings. Which would explain a lot of my weight gain, and other issues I have been having.. Who is following you with your thyroid issues? Your Primary or do you see a specialist?
I have foot issues 'cause of the arthritis I have.. I have Psoriatic Arthritis and it effects feet/toes a lot of the time. I do have orhotics (though I do not wear them).. I have had cortisone injections also, those help short term.. I had MRIs done 'cause the podiatrist thought I had neuroma also, but the MRI showed none.. All I have done, is to try and find a good comfortable shoe.. I am in the military, and have to wear combat boots (they're not so comfortable) I really don't have a choice in the matter.. but when I am not in uniform, I try to wear a good snug fitting tennis shoe.. Right now I am wearing a set of New Balance.. As long as they have good cushion, I am ok..When I wear other shoes (dressing up, etc) I try to wear an open toe shoe that doesn't squish my toes together.. I have wide feet already, but with the arthritis, I just can't wear any shoe that squishes my toes, it causes me great pain later on.. For around the house and the beach/lake, I wear Crocs.. Amazing at how something as simple as those shoes are so darn comfy on my feet!
What do you wear now? Do you also see a Podiatrist? You know, there are days that no matter what I do, my feet hurt.. so I just soak them in a nice hot bath and try to put them up.. but I am on the go alot with my job and my kids, so that's not often.. I used to hardly EVER wear shoes.. I love love love to go barefoot.. but I just can't do it anymore, it hurts too much (we have hard wood floors not carpet in the house) so I wear my tennis shoes and go about my day.. or my Crocs..
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea