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Resting makes me worse - anyone else?

I feel awful at the moment, but if I sit down for too long, and especially if I lie down or try to nap, I feel worse! My inner vibration really gets going, I feel worse and worse, so I might as well get up again. Despite being breathless on exertion I feel better for getting going and staying some level of gently active. So depressing. The only time I dare lie down now is at night in order to sleep. (My sleep is OK at the moment but I wake early with really bad inner vibration. I have to get up because if I snooze I feel worse!). Anyone else get worse when they rest?

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Yes, I do. Think I'm fidgety by nature and trying to rest irritates me!

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Lol! Unfortunately for me I'm a sloth and desperately want half an hour to veg out without going buzzy!

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I have been raising my NDT, and I reached a certain point where if I rest the whole day, I will feel a bit over active. In the past I would often try to deeply rest the whole day to recover from activity the day before, or prepare for a day with more activity. But now I find I need to do a certain minimum amount each day, and I try to keep each day as similar as possible.

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That's really interesting,. I too seem to have to do a 'minimum amount' or suffer the vibration and feeling worse. Which is annoying when I feel weak and just want to curl up for half an hour on the sofa. My T4 and T3 are much lower then when i was very hyper but I have a lot of what I though were 'hyper' symptoms but apparently that is Hashi's.

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The way you've been describing this in the rest of the thread reminds me of a feeling I used to get in my calves. The muscles would be very stiff and tense, and I wasn't able to relax them.

This is much better now, getting my hormone improved is probably the main thing that helped, but magnesium also has. I use a magnesium spray on the area that's tense, take a multi mineral with magnesium, and then a magnesium tablet at bedtime. Epsom salt is also magnesium. If you try a bath with at least 500grams of Epsom salts you can kind of test faberge magnesium has an effect on you. I find my muscles become very relaxed, so much so that I can hardly get back upstairs to bed.

Another thing I would recommend is Mindfulness. It has really helped my muscles relax in a way they just didn't used to.

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I happen to have some Epsom Salts! Thanks for the mindfulness tip also. I have a book somewhere and I did think it very good. I tried it before I was diagnosed and thought it worked very well but then my hyperthyroidism just overwhelmed it. Good reminder though.

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I gave the mindfulness a try just for general reasons. But surprising it really helped me to relax at night in bed ( even though I did the exercise around lunchtime).

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I have been reading some stuff just now about magnesium and inner vibration and am very interested to see how many Lyme Disease websites pop up. Lyme patients definitely seem to have an issue with inner vibration! And there is a theory that the Lyme bug uses magnesium in its metabolic processes. So Lyme patients on the fora I have been reading are advised by what they call "Lyme literate" doctors to supplement with magnesium.

I was bitten by a tick a couple of years ago but since my thyroid obviously malfunctioned I never followed this up.

Going to do some more reading.

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Lyme comes up very often on this forum. If you search you will find a lot.

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Thank you, I will.

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Yes I get it; I don't look forward to going to bed anymore as I know what's to come.

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I sympathise. I'm just glad I'm sleeping just about OK at the moment (touch wood) so at least I drop off and only have to suffer the morning result. It is a weird symptom.

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I've had a inner vibration upon waking a few times. I thought it was related to anxiety. Is this a Hoshimotos symptom? Why does it occur?

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I've no idea and no amount of internet searching has come up with an answer. Sometimes I wonder if it something to do with muscle tone and a genuine internal tremor, as I suffer a sensation of weakness in general. Other days I think it's a neurological 'paresthesia', an abnormal sensation, sort of like pins and needles when the blood has gone out of your limb, but in this case a lack of something else causes the vibration sensation. I know calcium and magnesium control muscle relaxation and contraction, I wonder if they are involved, as I am generally a bit better for tics and vibration if I supplement with magnesium. Perhaps when muscles are relaxed one or other of the deficiencies shows up more and the vibrations appear. Another theory I have is that it's the adrenals, and it's inappropriately low/high cortisol/adrenaline/whatever. All just guesses.

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