Patricia was told she had fibromyalgia: Synthroid made it all worse…Desiccated thyroid took it all away!
Over 15 years ago, I had a partial thyroidectomy to remove a benign cyst. No one told me this might cause the other half of my thyroid to quit working.
For two years, I was told I had fibromyalgia, but once I learned that the symptoms of hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia were identical, I knew what was wrong. My doctor put me on Synthroid. It did not work and I suffered with joint pain more than before.
Only because my husband threatened to sue my doctor if she did not try NDT on me…did she relent. She made sure I knew that she felt it would not alleviate my pain at all.
Surprise! It did and she told me she was amazed. Everything I learned about thyroid disease, I learned on my own; not from doctors.