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For some time I’ve been experiencing wide spread mild body pain which felt like bruising but with no visible marks. And what I can only describe as occasionally feeling spaced out, like I’m physically there but not really. vision being watery, and feeling kinda giddy and shakey.
I currently have osteoarthritis in my left hip and I’m awaiting a hip resurfacing operation. I regularly take tramadol, gabapentin and occasionally amitriptyline.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism back in August and I put the symptoms down to that. (I know the symptoms of both hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia have many similarities) My thyroid screen check show my levothyroxine is working well and I’m within the normal range, however I’m still very symptomatic. I visited the GP a few times with this widespread pain and was found I had a Vitamin D deficiency.
I’m on a loading dose, and should be feeling some relief, but still I remain symptomatic.
Most recently I went on my staff Christmas party, and came home in agony. In the space of a few days my entire body feels like it’s in agonising pain. From my fingers aching and burning up my arms, feeling weighted and heavy as well as aching. Pain across my shoulders, down my neck and back. My hips and buttocks. Down my thighs, my shins, calves and feet. I’m struggling to walk or simply move around, even resting I’m in terrible pain. I get little relief from my current analgesics.
I know there are links between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia and vitamin D deficiency all occurring together..
I’ve now been referred to a rheumatologist and hopefully will get answers soon.
I’m signed off work, but I’m terribly worried I may have to give up working, or change my job to something less physically demanding.
Post Edited (AlfaLady) : 12/5/2017 12:41:30 PM (GMT-7)