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Trendywends
Trendywends

Hi all I started six weeks ago and iv been progressing well. I had a blood test done couple of weeks ago and I now have an underactive thyroid and low iron levels. At first I was determined to beat the news and now I feel unmotivated by it. I'm off on holiday next week and have decided that a week off to build my iron levels up might be a good thing ( or maybe not)

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10

I'm hypothyroid (on thyroxine) and have had iron problems. Taking the iron tablets will help with your energy levels and your running. I found that when they were at my worst I had trouble running after about ten min. I kept running throughout my iron treatment but if I got out of breath or it felt too much I took a walking break. I find that running helps my underavtive thyroid physically and mentally. My doctor was happy for me to keep running while my iron levels built up as long as I didn't go crazy.

Having more bloods done to determine what level of treatment I need for the thyroid but I'm on day 3 of iron tablets. I have found that some days I get out of breath easier than others so perhaps once treatment is sorted and iron tablets kick in I might find things easier. I have lost just over a stone which is much needed and I do intend to keep going. Mind over matter

Cliff_H
Cliff_HGraduate10

Hypothyroid here as well and on 75mcg levo. Stick with it. I've found the running helps with fatigue and energy levels, sometimes the thyroid kicks me down a notch or two and the related tiredness and muscle and joint pains make me wonder if I'm crazy to try this but I just do an easier run and make sure to keep moving... Chin up, one foot in front of the other

Trendywends
Trendywends in reply to Cliff_H

When I first got the news I was happy that I had an answer to why I found it so difficult. As you say it does help with fatigue. I find I have to run first thing so I know iv used what energy I have for running and crash the rest of the day.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to Cliff_H

I agree with the keeping moving. I've just had a period of inactivity after my op and my thyroid has not liked it at all. Over time I have learnt when to take it easy and when I can push it a little. All in all though I think I handle hypothyroid on meds better with exercise in my life.

Hidden
Hidden

Hi trendywends I don't have problems with thyroids but definitely iron deficiency and asthma alhough I find exercise a huge boost even when I feel really tired just doing some, as others have said, picks me up. Hope you're feeling better soon and on the days when you're not feeling your best perhaps try a brisk walk because this may help. Happy holiday you should be getting all excited ☺

Trendywends
Trendywends in reply to Hidden

Guilt is starting to set in for thinking about hanging trainers up for a week so they might work there way into the suit case for a power walk or two. Ran today but was a real struggle but completed it. Here's hoping that with some sunshine and a week into iron tablets I feel a different woman.

Well iv been quite. Didn't run on holiday as couldn't find the strength. This week I got my shoes back on and have completed week 7 feeling more energetic now the iron tablets have kicked in. Just been prescribed meds for thyroid today too so here's hoping things are looking up.

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