... everyone who works hard had..but my TSH was high. Reluctantly i started syhthroid and started experiencing hot flashes and muscle and join stiffness and less libido, these are all things i do NOT want to live with forever, so I started taking the meds every other day to see what would happen, felt fine but when i had the recent re-check TSH was still high so i admitted to my doc what i was "trying:" but agreed to go back on the recommended dosage and now I feel all the adverse side effects, do NOT want to be on this medication, my joints hurt and I feel tired... is it possible that these side effects subside after awhile? Doc says to wait 8wks until a another blood test, she is a PA , not an endocrinologist..help!