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Thyroid Disorders board

Several months ago my Dr. left the practice I was going to, so I haven't seen anyone and have been off my meds. I can feel myself deteriorating, but I am embarassed to see someone. I know the extreme fatigue and carpal tunnel and mental alertness slowing down is all normal signs, but for the past week or so, my back has been sooo bad. It hurts if I walk more than 10 steps and feels like it is cutting off nerves to my legs. My legs don't want to move. I shuffle. I have swelling in my hands and face also. I feel like death warmed over. My kids want me to go to the E.R. but I don't think they can do anything for me. I was taking a fairly high dose synthroid (300 mcg) but I don't know if that really matters. Can the back pain be from the thyroid?