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Am feeling very tired  weak  headaches arms hands hurt unclear concentration  sore back of neck muscle cramps when exerted over all not very fit all the time  How long do these uundesirable side effects go on ? Am off work a month now and nearly ready to leave job as a canola oill refinery operator granted the blessing of a long term leave of absence. or will be terminated  .Have recieved a letter stating list is so lo  we have a list to wait out to be on waiting list,   My Dr. started out saying its stress than  said its depression not the ptu . annd gave me med for depression which i wont take  i am not depressed or over stresssed .
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This could be PTU side effect vs hyperthyroidism vs other problem (similar to arthritis, etc) -- would also ask why you are on PTU and not methimazole (which is currently preferred over PTU for hyperthyroidism if using medications).
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