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Thyroid

Hi haven't run for a week, but have been using my cross trainer and rowing machine, felt really ill after my last two runs, was waiting for blood results, and have just been diagnosed with under active thyroid been on medication for 3 days and feel amazing felt really eager today to do my run, so did my last run of week 5, a whole 20 mins running felt completely different, felt smoother wasn't even out of breath after, just a bit hot feel brilliant now finished, and excited with the thought of continuing. Just thought you might like to know.

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All I can say is well done for running when you must have been feeling so worn out! There will be no stopping you now you are on meds!

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I'm on thyroxine and if my doseage is out it makes running really hard, happy running with your recovery now you've got your tablets.

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I'm just trying to figure out my optimal dose. When you say that it's really hard to run, is it when you are taking too little levothyroxine or too much or both?

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Both really. If I'm over or under my running suffers. Luckily there is a big band in the middle.

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Unfortunately I'm having a hard time finding my optimal dose. When I can run almost as before then I get a pain in my heart so I need to stop and that makes me think I'm over medicated and when I take less meds I have to struggle..

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When I was really struggling with my running, it wasent my thyroid that was out it was my ferritin (iron) which us quite common in thyroid patients

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