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Hashimotos & pain after any exercise

mistygrey
mistygrey
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Does anybody feel like they have been hit by a train after any excerise?

I played football for the first time in months on Sunday and I have been in agony all over ever since. It feels like a big Hashimotos flare up kicked off since then and every muscle hurts and aches like never before, even walking hurts.

Does anybody else with Hashimotos not tolerate excerise like this? How can I loose weight if I everytime I do any exercise that is remotely difficult, I hurt like I've been hit by a train afterwards? It's really offputting πŸ˜ͺ

It feels more than just unfitness (I am unfit but..) I am starting to feel like I might have fibromyalgia also!

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It's not just Hashi's, it's being hypo that makes your feel like that. You don't have enough T3 to support that level of exercise. And, because exercise uses up your calories, it has a negative impact on your conversion and you make less T3. Have you had your FT3 tested at all?

You should not be doing strenuous exercise until your FT3 is optimal. Just gentle walking or swimming. :)

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to greygoose

Thank you gregoose you are so right I am completely regretting the strenuous exercise I won't be doing it again in a hurry.

I haven't got an up to date FT3 result yet as I am currently upping my T3. I just started taking 5mcg in morning and 5mcg T3 in late afternoon along with my 62.5mcg t4, when will this make a difference - if any? And when do you suggest having a FT3 sample taken?

My FT3 must not be optimal if I am feeling this sore two days later all I want to do is sleep 😴

greygoose
greygoose in reply to mistygrey

Are you self-treating or prescribed T3? If you have control over your T3 dose, I would continue increasing T3 by 5 mcg every two weeks until you reach 20 mcg, then hold for six weeks and retest. 10 mcg is only a tiny dose, and probably won't make much difference.

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to greygoose

I've been prescribed t3 by my Endo I think she had hoped to get me to 15mcg of T3. What shall I do about my T4 if I am upping T3 further? I think Shaws had mentioned to keep it the same at 62.5 for now going off my previous results, I will get the full panel done again when I have been on the 10mcg T3 long enough 😊

greygoose
greygoose in reply to mistygrey

I really don't think you need to lower such a tiny dose of levo. I expect your FT4 is very low. It's only when the FT4 is right up the top of the range, and converting to excess rT3, that you need to reduce the levo. :)

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to greygoose

Yes I agree, I tend to take what the Endo says to me with a pinch of salt nowadays as I alway have much more beneficial advice on this forum than I have ever had from any doctor!!

Do I continue with the 10mcg T3 and 62.5mcg T4 and if I feel better soon I can try add another 5mcg to the regime? When would be best to take that? Also what vitamins do you suggest?

I already take vitamin D, Iron, B12 methyl lozenges, vitamin C

Anything else that might help lift the tiredness until I adjust?

Thank you 😊

greygoose
greygoose in reply to mistygrey

You can increase to 15 mcg two weeks after starting the 10 mcg. When you take it is entirely up to you. Myself, I don't split my dose at all, I take all my 68.75 mcg T3 and 25 mcg levo together in the morning. So, you could take the extra 5 in the morning, or in the afternoon - or even start taking it all at the same time. You have to find out what suits you best. :)

If you are taking vit D, you should also be taking vit K2-MK7, and magnesium. When taking vit B12, you should also take a good B complex - one with methylfolate, rather than folic acid. And, you could also add in some zinc. But, don't start them all at the same time! Leave about two weeks in between starting each one. :)

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to greygoose

Thank you for your help, I will do that and see what happens. It's a shame I have to wait so long before adjusting more but it takes time, I will just need to be patient haha.

I will look out for those supplements I am not yet taking and add them in gradually 😊

greygoose
greygoose in reply to mistygrey

You're welcome. :)

Hashimotos does this. When I found out I had it, it suddenly made a lot of sense why I would get so exhausted after a few weeks of visiting the gym (running in particular). I'm careful not to take on too much too quickly now.

I think it comes down to adrenals - I did a month of adrenal supporting supplements and made sure to get 10 hours of sleep a night (for 2 weeks, not forever!) to support mine, and noticed a big difference.

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to Cooper27

It's awful isn't it? I am starting to think it's getting worse before it gets better I was fine a few months ago then it all went down hill and I got ill.

What adrenal supporting supplements do you use? Trouble is I struggle to sleep that long I go to bed around 10/11 and wake up at 630/7 am usually but sleep is always restless.

Wish I could sleep for 10Hours haha!

Cooper27
Cooper27 in reply to mistygrey

This might help you: thyroidpharmacist.com/artic...

I've been on a crazy amount of supplements recently, I forget what ones came when! I recall Pure Encapsulations Adrenomax, B12 (but this will depend on what your numbers are) and Selenium. I also cut out sugar, dairy, legumes and grains for the month (to balance blood sugars).

I was initially meant to get 12 hours sleep a night - it literally would have meant going straight to bed an hour after getting home! I compromised by aiming for 10 hours, I probably got 8.5-9 hours in reality.

mistygrey
mistygrey in reply to Cooper27

Thank you I will have a look at this 😊

I tested my adrenals with a cortisol Saliva test where my Endo checked them and said they were normal levels but from an Endo this is probably meaning they aren't normal and all low πŸ˜‚

Did you have your adrenals tested before supplementing?

Cooper27
Cooper27 in reply to mistygrey

I didn't go for the testing - the Izabella Wentz book I was following said it was optional. Chances were, based on symptoms, adrenals were in need of some support. If my levels happened to be high enough for any of the vitamins, the timeframe you'd be on them wouldn't be long enough to cause harm.

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