I'd made up my mind that this year a decision had to be made whether or not to continue with my passion for mountain biking due to ongoing shortness of breath.
Shortness of breath just happened to be one of the very first symptoms I experienced before knowing I was hypo. Consultation with GP concerning this was no help, probably cos at the same consultation I also complained of hair shedding, a bald patch on my head and weight gain. I clearly didn't realise at the time that the writing was on the wall for me at this Surgery.
Fast forward to 2015 and noticed that my breathlessness had disappeared when riding. Another ride a week later was the same. Last Saturday saw me out in the countryside enjoying the sunshine and was actually able to open my lungs and fill them with air, again and again. What a fantastic feeling, I was so happy!!
I haven't worked out why, could it be due to my much reduced dose of T3 or could it be due to recently supplementing with Zinc? Will I ever know?
It's truly wonderful to have cracked this as I couldn't imagine giving up a hobby that I've enjoyed for over 15 years.
May I thank everyone here for sharing their experiences and posting up links for others to increase their knowledge. Without this sharing of knowledge we would just stumble along in the dark and not improve our health. Small steps can lead to bigger steps and knowledge is power.