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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can abdominal pain and fatigue due to thyroid disorder be treated?

I have an underactive thyroid im on 100 micrograms Eltroxin I thought I might lose weight when I was put on Eltroxin instead I have hained a stone, my Legs down to knees are huge and my waste line has increased. So depressed now I was always fit and in good shape. Now im sixty and feel so old and like my life is over. I have grumbling pain down left side abdomen all the time gets worse if I eat or late ar night. Like trapped wind I have had scopes and they took 2 small polyps also tild me I have kidney stones. My recent bloods were T3 3. T4. 19.1. TSH 3 My liver they said was elevated at 85 dont know why they sd. I was on 75 eltroxin. I was geetting exhausted in the afternoon so upped it to 100 should I increase it again. i get tired at 8pm and sleep like a dead woman so im awake untill 2am and dint get up till 11am most days. I know this is not good but I dont work now. Sorry I don t get paid until next Wed due to The holidays. Thank you in advance Marie
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
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As a first line management you can take analgesics like paracetamol or aceclofenac for pain relief.

If symptoms persist you can consult a general surgeon and plan for an ultrasound scan.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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