I'm 7 years post surgery (for a car crash of issues, Graves, hashis, hashitoxicosis, cancer, TED) and have been on NDT for four, doing well, stable etc - it's been a long road of literally dragging myself up by my bootstraps as medicine washed it's hands of me. My bug bear is iron and I am diligent with iron, b12, folic acid etc.
A year post surgery I rushed at exercise (when still on levo) and crashed in a heap, in meantime I've done gentle stuff, swimming, yoga, walking building stamina up.
I've just recently gone back to crossfit with a good, knowledgeable coach who has been scaling the workouts for me so they are not too intense, focusing mainly on weights and stamina, not HIIT (although doing about a half dose of HITT now and then, but nothing more than about ten minutes)
My question, after a slightly longer workout on Friday (3 mins of intensity, 2 mins rest, four times), I've felt shattered this weekend, but a foggy, heavy feeling (not burnout, just knackered).
I'm really hoping that I'm not gonna have to give it up. My hunch is without a thyroid I'm going to need a bit more NDT on the days I exercise? Anyone else found this and how did you handle it? I know for instance endurance athletes can induce hypothyroidism in themselves from overtraining, so stands to reason we use up hormones faster when we work out?
I'm pretty sure it's not adrenal as I'm not getting adrenal symptoms and I feel GREAT after a workout, and physically (aches, muscle soreness etc) recover well.
I'm thinking that I'm creating a hormone deficit on the days I exercise?