Posted 9/9/2011 12:57 PM (GMT -7)
I am no expert on thyroid issues. I had my levels checked and they were normal but while getting an mri on throat for another reason they found that my thyroid was very large and had cancerous nodules. I had it out this past January and was treated with iodineradioactive therapy and now am on thyroid medication. Unfortunatley, I still felt the same.
But, in the meantime, while trying to figure out why I feel so fatigued and have range of motion issues (and recently was diagnosed with RA) the endo did a full panel work up and found I was extremely low in b-12, iron, and vita min D. Now I get a b-12 shot once a month, take prescription D every other day and iron two times every day. After several months of being on this combination I am starting to feel less fatigue and general muscle soreness. I still have range of motion issues and some pain in joints but the meds I am on for the RA are slow acting and aren't expected to start working full strength for a few more months.
I guess what I am trying to say is that while it could be a thyroid issue it doesn't seem likely, especially with the normal numbers. What it could be is the deficiencies that I mentioned above. I really feel so much better even though the original reason for the mri hasnt been found. (I constantly feel like I am being choked and have a constant left ear ache. It was thought to be the large thyroid pressing on everything but the problem is still there and the thyroid is completely gone?)
If you haven't had these checked, please do. Most doctors don't automatically order tests for these.
Hope this helps, please let me know.