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Welcome! Can you please describe exactly what you mean by "exercise intolerance"?
 

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I had it for awhile when I was hypo, anemic, and had a Vitamin D deficiency. I take daily supplements for those, and it has gotten much better. What type of lab work have you had done?
 

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Hi, I'm new here. I was diagnosed last Aug. with hashi's after years of feeling awful and feeling like I was crazy.

I have the same thing. I think I'm feeling better and then I go to dance class (my favorite exercise) and I'm exhausted! I used to dance 2 or 3 times a week for 2 hours at a time and now it takes me 2 or 3 days to get over the dance class. I live on a farm so there's lots of exercise around here and I find that I have to pace myself, it's very frustrating!

I'm going for bloodwork tomorrow but my last TSH was.62 so my endo thinks I should be feeling great!
 

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Yep, I used to be extremely active, always working around my house, gardening, etc. Now I not only have a hard time getting any energy to start something, but I often have to stop and sit down to rest if I do much at all. I get winded pretty easily. I hate it because as much as I have always hated exercise, I hate being a bump on the log even more! ;)
 

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Oh, wow. I didn't know this was a thing, and I also assumed that this was how everyone felt after exercise.

I used to love my elliptical and was doing a resistance level of 6 for a half hour, sometimes 40 minutes... and now I'm doing a 4 for 20 and that really takes the energy right out of me. Now I have a name for it. I'm going to write it down in my "food, sleep, feelings" journal. I can't wait for the day where I can bring it extra hard on my workouts again.
 

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dovetail said:
Hi, I'm new here. I was diagnosed last Aug. with hashi's after years of feeling awful and feeling like I was crazy.

I have the same thing. I think I'm feeling better and then I go to dance class (my favorite exercise) and I'm exhausted! I used to dance 2 or 3 times a week for 2 hours at a time and now it takes me 2 or 3 days to get over the dance class. I live on a farm so there's lots of exercise around here and I find that I have to pace myself, it's very frustrating!

I'm going for bloodwork tomorrow but my last TSH was.62 so my endo thinks I should be feeling great!
Please get your doc to run your Free T3.

Understanding the Thyroid: Why You Should Check Your Free T3
http://breakingmuscle.com/health-medicine/understanding-thyroid-why-you-should-check-your-free-t3
 

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Thanks Andros,
I had it done in Feb. T3 4.5- 2.6-5.7, T4 22 - 12-22, Tsh 0.62 - 0.35-5.00, and I still felt tired all the time. My last blood work they didn't do my T3 (cause I didn't insist and my dr doesn't think it matters) was in May my Tsh 1.08 -0.35-5.00 and T4 19 - 12-22. I think I feel better now with my numbers higher although I'm still not myself. I'm wondering if I have blood sugar issues.
 

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Am had a TT for weeks ago. I am finally able to get to 1 pm without getting extremely tired
I exercised for the 1st time today since my surgery. ( treadmill for 30 minutes)
I feel okay. I'm on 125 synthoid for now.
I panic because I don't know what to expect in my future.
 

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I had a TT in April. I was back to working out 2 days later. I was very tired at first and couldnt do as much. Today Im back to working out 6 days a week for about 70 mins or so. However, part way through I get very tired but I keep pushing it. I tend to notice that I do much better with fast hard cardio vs. taking a slow walk!!! I know it sounds crazy but if I go for a long walk, Im so tired afterwards! So I really cant explain that but thats where I'm at for now. I'm on 137 of synthroid and I suspect that it will need to be increased again when I go back in October.
 

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Anyone have exercise intolerance? I have upped my medicine so much that it even made me hyper, and NOTHING helps my exercise intolerance.

What gives? Anyone else with a similar issue?

Thanks. :hugs:
YES! I used to love spin class but now its just too much for my body. I am DEAD after and sometimes my whole body aches. I do better with just walking now. gonna try yoga too. Maybe get you adrenals tested? Thats what I am doing next. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/
 

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I had to look this up too. Wikipedia says, under Treatment, that there are exercises you can do! I thought that was hilarious!

I have never been the excerise type, but now I have difficulty even just standing for long periods. I'm always looking for a chair.
 

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When I mow the lawn it is harder than it used to be before thyroid issues but I can still get it done.

It is the way I feel the next day .

I feel as if I was beaten in my sleep with a baseball bat.

My whole body is extremely sore.

It is so hard to even move.

I used to work every day 1000 times harder than simply mowing the lawn and never felt this way.

It takes a week to recover also.

Then it is time to mow the lawn again.
 

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Yes I have exercise intolerance as well. I had read some articles about marathon runners with hypothyroidism and it is common even when on medication and labs within normals. The summary was that normal people can secrete more thyroid hormones if needed after intense physical exercise but not those on a fixed dose of thyroid medication. It takes more recovery for those of us with hypothyroidism.
 

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Exercise intolerance and muscle weakness after exercise are also common symptoms in adrenal fatigue, too. I was just recently diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, so I'm learning more about that.
 

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Yes I have exercise intolerance as well. I had read some articles about marathon runners with hypothyroidism and it is common even when on medication and labs within normals. The summary was that normal people can secrete more thyroid hormones if needed after intense physical exercise but not those on a fixed dose of thyroid medication. It takes more recovery for those of us with hypothyroidism.
Uh. I'm not sure I buy this (said respectfully). If you have enough free t4, your body should be able to convert as needed.
 

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Yes I have exercise intolerance as well. I had read some articles about marathon runners with hypothyroidism and it is common even when on medication and labs within normals. The summary was that normal people can secrete more thyroid hormones if needed after intense physical exercise but not those on a fixed dose of thyroid medication. It takes more recovery for those of us with hypothyroidism.
Sure sounds logical to me.

And I think more than just exercise intolerance is involved in this theory.

I think when your thyroid is functioning normally, levels are constantly changing with everything and anything you do.

For instants, You eat something you do not usually eat , your thyroid reacts and levels change.

You go to a place with a higher altitude , your thyroid reacts and levels change. I think even when you become highly emotional your levels change.

People taking thyroid replacement only have one steady level and any drastic changes to your normal daily routine, your thyroid levels do not change and you become symptomatic.

I think the thyroid gland is more complex than medical science understands as of yet and truly needs to be taken much more seriously.
 

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I think the thyroid gland is more complex than medical science understands as of yet and truly needs to be taken much more seriously.
I think this summarizes the vast majority of questions and answers that have been asked and provided on this site! :)
 

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It's a little late but I just found this. I struggle with this a lot because I love being active. Is there anything one can do to fix/manage this? My ACTH and morning cortisol levels are normal.
 
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