I am diagnosed hyper but when the tapozole made me hypo with a TSH of 6.8 last May / June, I had the same, my legs felt so swollen it was very difficult to walk and they hurt. I also had swelling in my hands, when I tried to close them in a fist, it would feel so tight.
I would talk with your doctor and maybe adjusting your meds so that your TSH comes down, maybe its too high for "you"
I go to my General practioner every six months to have my blood test. When I first went about 5+ year ago my Doctor said my test was borderline, but he would give me a presciption because my symtoms were bad.....tired, gaining weight, hair thinning, etc. I don't know if it was my thyroid or not since I was in the low normal range. At the time I remember I was using soy......since then have read it can have an effect on thyroid. You said that maybe I was undermedicated and that could be, but my feet started hurting shortly after I begin taking Synthroid and legs have just gotten worse. They are not swollen and if I don't walk much they don't bother me alot but Sunday after playing 18 holes of golf they hurt and stayed sore like I had exercised to much all the next day. Been thinking about trying Armour. Have you heard of anyone having leg problems with Synthroid?
I think the leg symptoms are more indicative of not enough thyroid med, than the Synthroid itself.
After 18 holes of golf, that may be normal exercise aching, as well.
I just began Armour myself, a few days ago but many times, docs will not medicate enough with it, since many fear the effects of the T3 in it. I was on Levoxyl, and my symptoms remained, so a new doc is trying me on Armour.
It would not hurt you to try the Armour if they give you enough.
Thanks for your answer......I guess I just want to think that the medicine is causing my problems because maybe I didn't need it in the first place. Little things like tremors (head and chest area when I lay down) made me think It was the med. I guess I need to go to an Endo. because how will I ever know for sure. What are the possible bad effects the Doctors worry about from T3?