Hiya, Im Karl this is my first blog / post on here, so nice to chat to you all..
I am a 6ft 6, 34 yr old male, and two years ago I was diagnosed with Follicular cancer of the thyroid, I had a total Thyroidectomy and the Radioactive iodene treatment to remove all traces of my cancer.
Since my treatment I have been having the regular blood tests and assement with my consultant Linda Smith at the Royal in Liverpool, My dose of thyroxine is quite high, im on a varying 275/250micro gramme a day My levels are still not right and its been two years since my operations.
I was wondering if anyone else is in the same situation as me, in that im still exhausted at the end of the day, im irritabldeand GOD knows i must be awful to live with.
I have tried to maintain a gym routine but when im done, usually after an hour im literally fighting to stay awake, im knackered beyond belief to the point were i think its doing more harm than good.
I have recently started having problems catching my breath, this occurs during an afternoon or after eating lunch then my evening meal, has anyone else had this? im not sure if its related to my thyroxine intake or not?
I also have a problem with high cholestrol, im told Thyroxine is a factor in this, i dont really have a highfat diet, i no longer eat eggs or cheese and milk is always green top, its as though no matter what i try to do to control my weight, and general fitness im facing a battle by taking the medication that i need to stay alive..
I have found that this adaptation to be the hardest thing to deal with, well after being told i could'nt see my 4yr old daughter for 6 weeks after my treatment this was a killer.. I guess im looking for advice on how to beat the tiredness, or any tips on exercise that some of you maybe doing to balance it with the lack of energy..
I have read that certain foods can effect the absorbtion of thyroxnie, i tend not to eat breakfast as i never really have, so i take my medication with a pint of water then i get a coffee about an hour later on my way into work. Has anyone found any foods that help them live any easier with their thyroid problems?
Any suggestions or advice will be greatly apprecieated, I hope that you are all managing your thyroid problems, and if there are any questions that I can help with please just ask, I am 4 years into this journey and im sure i can answer a few questions...
Thanks for your time, and i hope to chat to a few of you over due course