Then last week my neck started hurting. Not a sore throat type of pain but a lower neck, in the front type of pain. Then it dawned on me, that is where my thyroid is located. 18 years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. This means that my thyroid is not working as it should and it affects my metabolism. For the first 10 years I was on a very low dose of medication. However, the last 8 years I have had several times when my thyroid was "out of whack" (doctor description).
Lately I have been gaining weight and have been overly tired. Once the throat pain started I was reminded of my thyroid. I have never had thyroid pain before so that is new to me. Wednesday I go in for blood work to check my thyroid function and then next week I talk to the doctor. Hopefully the neck pain will go away by then. Is it bad to hope that my numbers are off and my medication needs to be increased? That would be an easy fix.
Anyone with hypothyroidism or neck pain? I am really curious if anyone else with hypothyroidism has had neck pain as well.