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Old 01-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year ago. I am taking which for the most part has made me feel a ton better. There is one thing I have noticed and have heard from other people.

When I exercise my symptoms come back and I feel the way i felt before medication for several days sometimes a whole week. Is this normal? Does anyone know what I can do in order to be active and not feel TERRIBLE for it?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

You wouldn't happen to be taking a statin like Lipitor, Crestor, etc?

I was hypthyroid and taking Lipitor and got exercise induced muscle pain in hamstrings and glutes.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

I have been taking levothyroxine for 12 years and found that when I resumed working out (once I felt better) if I kept to low impact exercise like Leslie Sansone's walking workouts & worked out 6 days a week, I could eventually work up to my old level and intensity- The Firm & rebounder workouts. If I skip 2 days in a row, I feel awful. Even taking the one day off makes me lethargic all day. I also own a horse farm & work physically hard 7 days a week, so trying to stay strong to avoid injury is my main focus. Try slow and consistent & see if it helps. I hope you feel better soon!

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

I'm not on medication yet, but I was having a really hard time working out not long ago.

I was pretty consistently working out (5-6 days a week for 30-45 minutes a day) for two months, and I felt just as tired doing the same work out as I did when I first started. Sometimes I felt worse, even.

I would get incredibly tired afterwards, to the point where I would have to rest for at least an hour.

From what I've read, keeping it light really helps. Yoga is supposed to be really good, and I haven't had any problems with it. I think the idea is to really make sure that you're not over exerting yourself, especially when it comes to cardio.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:14 AM   #5
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

Hi there, I'm on Levo 100mcg and still feel terrible when I excercise. I walk twice a day for half an hour each time, at a very fast pace, but feel terrible afterwards. My body aches and continues to ache for the best part of the day and I'm not on any statins or anything. I just figured it was something that goes along with being Hypothyroid. The problem is I need to excercise to get rid of the excess weight gained before diagnosis. It's really hard work and slow to see any results but I'm trying to stick with it. You're not on your own!! x

 
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

Yes. I think the key statement is this: "Strength training can help restore their fitness, but only after thyroid hormone levels have normalized." By normalized, I think they mean "optimized".

My opinion is that if you are having these problems, then you are still slightly hypothyroid and your thyroid meds are not optimized. Your labs may be within the reference range, but you are not optimized.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

no the only other prescriptions I am taking include, Velivet(oral birth control), and Strattera (adhd meds)

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

Telus, I am very new to this Thyroid business. What do I do to optimize my levels? Do I need to seek some kind of specialist like an Endocrinologist or natural doctor? I just don't feel like the Family Dr knows a ton about this.
Also I have read that in hypothyroidism the heart rate is generally slow, right now my resting HR is 88bpm, and I feel the urge to catch my breath which has been the most irritating and tiring of these thyroid symptoms.

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