Not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction, so how do you tell the difference?
Thyroid-related fatigue begins to appear when you cannot sustain energy long enough, especially when compared to a past level of fitness or ability. If your thyroid function is weak, sustaining energy output is difficult. You will notice you just don’t seem to have the energy to do the things you used to be able to do.
Thyroid energy is the the kind that enables you to walk distance carrying a light load. So if its exhausting walking home but you can run for a bus, your thyroid may well be telling you something.
Some of the common key symptoms of thyroid fatigue include:
Falling asleep as soon as you when you sit down and don’t have anything to do?
Feel like you don’t have the energy to exercise and sometimes even movement is a great task?
Wake with arms that are heavy and hard to move, you feel as though you are encased in lead clothes?
A heavy or tired head, especially in the afternoon, can hardly stop it from drooping?
You just don’t seem to have the energy to do the things you used to do. Where has the energy all gone?
Just keeping going on can be deeply exhausting? If your thyroid function is weak or compromised your energy may just seem to evaporate.
If you wake up with energy, maintain decent energy throughout the day, are able to maintain mental alertness/sharpness, have energy as needed to meet demands, and your muscles feel fit, you do not have thyroid-related fatigue. However, the more you do not feel like this, the greater chance there is a thyroid-related problem.