So exercise intolerance could be down to low t3
For years I have tried to exercise and alway hit the wall. I am passionate x-country skier and as it is not familiar to many of you here it is quite consuming.
Especially skate skiing you do in heart rate range 130 all the way upto 190. I can push max 186 out of myself and feel quite ok while skiing but when I am done go home and eat my snack I will start to feel tired.
Within few hours I get nauseous and eating gets hard. Might take me 2 hours to get my dinner down. I continue feeling ill and wobbly for 2 to 3 days.
Yes some of you might now say it is adrenal issues ,but the thing is that last time I had both tested same time (free t3 and adrenals )my cortisol level was fine throughout the day, healthy levels from the morning. But my ft3 was low ( 3 in range 2.5-6.5). Also high thyroglobulin.
Before that test I had six weeks period of picking berries .For example going for the swamps is quite hard, heart rate can be 140.
My resting heart rate is usually 60 and after physical stress my heart settles down pretty nice and fast.
I have been trying to exercise for years and not understood why I keep being in bad shape. Just recently I have learned this might be connected to low t3.
My dietitian said that there is no point for me to continue push myself, that I need t3 to fix this.
Later I had my ft3 tested again then it was normal ( 5.9 in range 3.5-6.5) after a month of being in bed as I had a normal flu but recovering from it took 3 weeks.
I have also learned that if I have hashimoto it causes t3 to fluctuate? Right or wrong?
I have had this for 15 years and it has not changed even tho I have tried everything in my power and I always hit the wall , sometimes so hard I end up bedridden for weeks. Especially when I try to go back to normal diet and eat gluten etc. Quit trying that.
Since nothing I do makes me feel even close to normal ,does it simply mean that without proper medication I will continue hitting the wall if I continue exercising? I have tried to take long brakes and only do yoga and stretching ,but I have skied since I was 4 I just love it.
Now I have been just biking twice a week. I do it slowly and walk the bike uphill. That I seem to tolerate.
I take vitamin B's , D, A, fish oils, magnesium , zinc, selenium, l-glutamine and tiny bit of iodine as I hit a huge wall using more. I eat super healthy 5 times a day.
Sorry for long posting , this all is just very confusing and just learning these things like about exercise intolerance. For years I have pushed and pushed myself thinking if I do high speed etc then I will feel better eventually as people around me seem to get so energetic after good workout.
I am skinny so I exercise to feel good. And failing...
Also I wonder if sauna is good or bad. As a true finn I go to sauna 3 times a week. I cannot stay long and often don't even warm up ,but I love sauna and skiing as I am crazy finn.
I have read it is good for adrenal glands but it might be bad as well. But about t3/hashimoto did not find much.
Did I mention it many times enough I love skiing?