Afternoons

Hello everyone.

I am hypo and am on 125mcg levo every morning. My endo is happy with my levels but do have my 6 weekly bloods next monday.

But, for most of the time since my dx i notice how tired i am in the afternoons. Completely falling asleep at the tabke either after lunch or even a little later on. It's usually between 1 and 4pm.

Anyone else like this please

Thank you

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  • Demitria It sounds as though you might be undermedicated. Your endo might be happy with your results but post them, with reference ranges, for comment, it's unlikely that they're at the right level for you.

    However, in a previous thread 3 months ago it was pointed out that you had nutritional deficiencies and supplements were suggested. Are you supplementing? What are your nutrient levels now? If nutrient levels aren't optimal, thyroid hormone can't work.

    Hopefully you've booked your test on Monday for the earliest possible appointment in the morning when TSH is highest. Don't forget to fast overnight (water allowed) and leave off Levo for 24 hours.

  • Okay thank you. I will do... I have to admit.. I don't know any of this jargon. I am so ignorant.. I should know more by now.. I am maybe still in denial with it all sometimes. Xx

  • You need to know results for TSH, FT4 and FT3.

    Do you also have high thyroid antibodies? You need to know. Did GP or Endo ever test these? If not ask that they are tested.

    If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known as autoimmune thyroid disease). About 90% of hypothyroidism in UK is due to Hashimoto's.

    Hashimoto's very often affects the gut, leading to low stomach acid, low vitamin levels and leaky gut.

    Low vitamins that affect thyroid are vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12. If they are too low they stop Thyroid hormones working. Have these been tested, if not ask that they are.

    Always get actual results and ranges on all blood tests

    The reason you need to know if it's Hashimoto's is that very likely hidden food intolerances can be causing issues, most common by far is gluten.

    Changing to a strictly gluten free diet may help reduce symptoms. Very, very many of us here find it really helps and can slowly lower antibodies.

  • Thank you so much. Very interesting.. Much to sort out and i will make sure i do SORT IT OUT x x

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