I saw my NP yesterday. We are increasing my Thyrolar dosage to 1.5 pills per day, still the half strength dosage. I feel strongly that this will do the trick for me. I hope so, will know within a week or so. I'll either react to the higher dose with thyroid shakes, or my pain levels will decrease. It's a waiting game. My blood test results were encouraging. The Free T3 and T4 levels increased, the TSH level decreased. All good, all within normal range, and I had to remind the NP we are treating symptoms not the lab work. It really helps to be talking to a colleague as a health professional. She said she would not work through this in this way with someone not in the health field. So, we shall see how it goes. Thank you for your help! Peace, Beth.