Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any advice/experience in regard to exercise with an underactive thyroid? I know that I am currently outside of normal TSH range (TSH 8) and am 2 weeks into an increased Levo dose - I was on a starter dose of 50mg and this has been increased to 75mg. I have not felt the benefit of this increase yet and am more tired than ever.
I am lucky in that I haven't noticed any massive weight increase, perhaps a couple of pounds, but I haven't exercised since July 2016 as I've been too tired. Although I haven't changed dress size I have lost a lot of condition and toning, I feel like I would feel much more like myself if I can get this back.
Should I be pushing myself to get back into some kind of routine? I'm not sure if it's a case of 'listen to your body, if you're tired then rest' or if I will feel better if I force myself to start moving more? I had thought I would wait until my blood results all came back ok but it sounds like really that could take months to fine tune.
I've never particularly enjoyed running but used to really like lights weights/body pump and swimming and am keen to return to this but I'm scared that I risk setting myself back further if I push myself too hard.