To recap briefly...Had my RAI for my Graves Disease/Overactive thyroid at the start of July. Seemed to be very slow-acting and ended up going through the roof hyper, then developing some possible TED symptoms over the following months.
However, in the last 2 - 3 weeks, I seem to have gone spectacularly underactive in a very short space of time! I've been getting blood tests every four weeks and my last results (on Friday) showed my TSH was at 50...which in hindsight explained how different I've been feeling. I've noticed I'd started gaining weight the last 2 - 3 weeks and getting more and more tired. This week, I feel so tired and 'heavy' I feel like I'm swimming through treacle whilst a bit drunk...if that makes sense?? So, so different from the last few years of battling being hyper.
The Endo has bumped up my thyroxine to 100mcg a day (which I'm taking in the AM about an hour - 90 mins before eating) and cut carbimazole to 10mg a day (also taking in morning at same time as thyroxine). Whilst I wait for the drugs to work their magic, just wondered if any of you lovely hypo people out there have any top tips on boosting energy levels? Does exercise help or should I continue to take it easy on that front till I'm back to normal (if I can remember what that feels like!).
Also...in the last few weeks I've been getting terrific cramps in my neck and arms, and legs aching like crazy. I'm assuming from a quick read on here that's a hypo symptom, and gets better when the meds kick in?
Any advice appreciated...I have a busy office-based job with commute and these last few weeks it's been getting harder and harder not to just curl up under my desk for a snooze!! x