I am 31 years old, 138 pounds for 5"7.
I am feeling tired and I have a lot of trigger points. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (TSH 1.73) by my Naturopath Doctor and I am currently taking the following meds:
Isocort : 6 in the morning, 4 at noon
T-100: 1 in the morning
Desicated thyroid T3 18mcg, T4 76mcg
Selenium: 200 mcg at noon
I lost 15 pounds in 2.5 months, my heart rate is now around 85-90 (was 65-70 before), I am feeling tired, still have my trigger points and I have now trouble to fall asleep. Is it normal? What is wrong?
trigger points suck! Many hypos with muscle pain do not know what this is, good that you do. I have this condition, proper thyroid med levels help, but have not eliminated it yet. T4 med did nothing for this during ten years, T3 the last year helped a lot.
Have you looked into the book 'Trigger Point Therapy Workbook" by Davis and Davis? Its online and in book stores in the US. Therea cane, a golf and tennis ball help too (on the floor).
You really need to learn this yourself, a Physical therapist or good massage therapist can show you this. I have saved a lot of $ by learning it myself.
As far as the other symptoms, what is your latest thyroid lab tests with ranges? You sound like your undermedicated - hypo.
Thank you for your answer! I don't know what my ranges are, I have to ask the doc next time I see him. So far I only did one test back beginning of May and he lowered my dose of thyroid because I was more nervous and my eyes were dry. I will check out at the book, this might help! I am a lot concerned regarding my heart rate and weight loss - and the no results for the triggers! Everything started back two years ago when I removed my wisdom teeth; if only I knew!
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