I was diagnosed with GD in August and put on 20 mg Methimazole. Within 4 weeks I had responded well and my numbers were within normal range (except my tsh, which I'm told lags) so my doctor, in his infinite wisdom, decided to drop me to 10 mg, with a week's transition at 15 mg.
As a result, all my levels spiked the wrong way. Also, I started to have horrific joint pain in my shoulders, lower back, place my thighs meet my hip (still not sure what that's called).
I kept reading online that joint pain is very uncommon in Graves but is a known side effect of methamozole for a small percentage. However, when I go up on the meds, the joint pain diminishes, so I don't think it's the methamazol.
I was put on 15 mg a little over a week ago and yesterday/today, the pain is finally diminishing.
Am I the only one anyone has heard of with this? I can't find much about this.
Edited WWWI2 (Nov. 6, 2012 12:14:25)