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Side Effects??

I feel that I have been getting more on and off knee pain as I have raised my dance hours to 5.5 hours a week for recital preparations (1-1.5 hours four hours a week). What would happen is that I would do normal activities, then would get a sharp pains for up to 10-30 seconds, then it would go away I would be good for the rest of the day. I'm on 5mg of methimazole and do you think that I should mention it to my next endo appointment next week? Thanks in advance!
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What were you last thyroid related test results and reference ranges shown on the lab report?  Do you have nay other symptoms?
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I don't really know my reference range, but my labs were spot on for the last 6-12 months. I've also been getting a bit fatigued recently. I do sleep for 8-10 hours, depending on the day or it may be a symptom that may be occurring. I had my labs done a couple of weeks ago, which finally included the antibodies and an endo appointment this week.
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Fatigue is one of the most frequent hypo symptoms.  Also, joint pain is sometimes related to being hypothyroid.  You really can't be sure of the adequacy of your thyroid test results without comparing them to the reference ranges from the same lab.  

Would it be possible for you to get the results from current tests, along with reference ranges shown on the lab report, and post them so that in advance of your Endo appointment we can help assess what is going on.  By the way, being an Endo does not guarantee a good thyroid doctor.  Many of them specialize in diabetes, not thyroid.  Also many of them have the "IMmaculate TSH Belief" and only pay attention to that.  That doesn't work for many people.  Also, many of them use "Reference Range Endocrinology", by which they will try to convince you that a test result that falls anywhere within the range is adequate.  That is also wrong, because the ranges are far too broad to be functional across their entire breadth.

A good thyroid doctor will treat a hypo patient clinically by testing and adjusting Free T4 and Free T3 as needed to relieve symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels.  Symptom relief should be all important, not just test results, and especially not TSH results.  You can get some good info from this link written by a good thyroid doctor.

15915009 tn?1488868338
This is getting so confusing since all of my labs have been stable for almost a year now and my thyroid antibodies test has came back negative. Also, I was told that I'm probably won't be getting another endo since I may be stable enough that I won't need it anymore and my age and specialty that my endo is.
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We really can't assess your status unless we see your thyroid related test results and reference ranges shown on the lab reports.  
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