Rock Bottom TSH? Any Info?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Kellyslaw, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Kellyslaw

    Kellyslaw New Member

    Thank you so much for the information Prickles. I will try some of your suggesions to alleviate pain.

    I was wondering if low TSH means anything in diagnosing FM/CFS? I am desperately looking for information as to why I feel so bad. The doctors are not listening and think I am depressed. I am upset,because I feel sick all the time. I am not sick because I am depressed.

    I have had 3 surgeries in the last 1 and a-half years. I have had a total right hip replacement, right shoulder surgery and bilateral sinsus surgery. None of these have helped with the pain. The most recent (sinus surgery) November 2006. All the specialists say they were caused by structural problems. None has helped with the chronic pain in those areas as well as knees, ankles, neck, lowerback headaches, etc. I am 45. I have literally stopped almost all activity, except work, which is exhausting. I am too tired and hurt all the time.

    Sorry for the whining.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you,
    Kelly
  2. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    I haven't worked in the workforce for years, but I have an 11 yr old and a 5 yr old...so I am working...I'm 43, and I feel decades older right now.

    Why I ask about work...If you could cut down to make room/energy for some fun things...I am actually looking at this in my life...Trying to create a place for me that feeds me...instead of feeling depleted all the time.

    Are you taking meds for pain? Do you have a parner/husband?
    Can you live on part of their income if you cut down on your work load?

    Maybe some others will have some ideas?

    Suz
  3. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    And feeling depressed...I have taken Armour Thyroid in the past, and felt better...
  4. grace54

    grace54 New Member

    only tells part of the story, Dr's need to look at the free t-3 and free t-4's. It seems some of us with fibro/fatigue have problems converting the t-4 and some of us are taking a compounded medicine for this reason.

    Unfortunatly most Dr's don't understand this and if your TSH is in the wide normal ranges they won't treat it. I was treated at the FFC after many years of trying to convince DRs and I still hav't got it right as they keep upping the doses of t-3. So thyroid issues seems to effect many of us with fibro/fatigue along with so many other things. Best regards