About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Graves disease. I took the radioactive iodine and now I have an under active thyroid but its being control with synthroid. The doctors keep messing around with my dosage until its right. It will be good for about 6 months and then will be under again. My problem is I am always tired. I mean I can sleep for 10 hours at night and still not have enough energy for the day. Any advice on how to gain my energy back? Should I being eating anything specific or stop eating anything? More exercise/Less exercise. Any specific vitamins? Please help!! Thanks so much!
I think the best way to get your energy back is to get your thyroid treated properly. Fatigue is the number one hypo symptom and if you've got it you're probably undertreated.
Do you have any recent labwork to share? You need to look at your free T3 and Free T4 levels to see how much actual thyroid hormones you have and these levels need to be in the top third of their ranges. Otherwise you are going to have these symptoms. If your doc is using your TSH levels to treat you will likely stay hypo forever.
You should also check your vitamin D, B12 and ferritin levels as they can be low with us hypos and they will add to your fatigue. I hope this helps!
I am tired myself at the moment, but yes certain vitamins and even herbs can help support your health in addition to your thyroid medication. You can look into natural dessicated hormones instead of the snythetic. Something that are terrible for the endocrine system is fluoride, soy, bromate (in breads, flour, etc.) and more. I found a lot of information by doing internet research. Typically, even the best medical doctor may not tell you about these things, which I research and handle on my own.