Originally Posted by lisaann1
You mentioned that you have muscle exhaustion. What exactly do you mean by that? How does it feel and what brings it on. For the last 3 weeks I've had muscle exhaustion/fatigue while doing normal everyday tasks that require me to hold my arms up ( folding clothes, brushing my teeth etc.) I also get easily fatigued in my had muscles and even sometimes while chewing. I mentioned this to my Endo because I am very concerend about it and he didnt really address it. I wonder if its thyroid related?
Muscle weakness is a symptom of hypothyroidism.
You might want to take a peek at the list of hypothyroidism symptoms in the thyroid information section here.
Another resource is to Google hypothyroid symptoms and look especially for those compiled from patients' experiences.
There are easily 60-70 possible symptoms - everyone is different so no one will necessarily have the same symptoms but, it's a good idea to key into those that you may have.
Endos aren't necessarily that great at treating thyroid disease - I know my 3 former endos were clueless. They are more focused on treating the ever-increasing population of diabetics.
You need a doctor that will recognize obvious hypothyroid symptoms and work with you to find the optimal levothyroxine dose so you won't have any symptoms.