Hi my husband has been hypothyroid for over 17 years. For the last 5 or 6 years has been very lethargic and lacking energy to such an extent that he has had to reduce his working to two days a week.
I (not hypothyroid) was recently advised to drink green tea by a dermatologist to help scar healing after facial skin graft surgery. I began to feel unwell - almost as if poisoned, I went for my regular Reflexology who found that my liver and digestive systems were much more congested than normal, we discussed what I had done differently since my last visit and came up with the only change being the green tea. She told me that green tea does not agree with everyone and pregnant women are strongly advised not to drink it at all! After stopping the green tea I now feel back to my normal self and will be interested to see what my Relexologist says when I go back.
Discussed all this with my hypothyroid husband, who only drinks green tea and who has been seeing every specialist under the sun to try and get to the bottom of his lack of energy with absolutely no affect. He has cut down to one green tea a day and the rest of the time he is drinking water and herbal teas i.e. nettle and mint, mint, fennel, etc. Has only been about 10 days so far, but there is definitely a big difference, he does still get tired but his rate of recovery is much quicker, he is more alert and does not keep falling asleep!
Just thought this might be worth sharing with you all, I know a lot of people drink green tea thinking it is the healthier option. If you drink green tea It might be worth giving it up for a couple of weeks to see what happens.