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cjt110 Tue 26-Jul-16 11:57:55

Lately I am so tired. I could easily have gone back to bed this morning. Have recently had my thyroid checked and my levels are fine (I have an underactive thyroid and take 50mg of thyroxine daily). I feel like I havent slept for weeks. I have started waking on a evening (nothing too vigourous though).

Any suggestions or experiences on what helps boost your energy levels?

LovelyBranches Tue 26-Jul-16 12:02:23

My prefered energy boost comes artificially in the form of sugar. Usually Lucozade but I'm trying to bs healthier and eat a more balanced diet so that's out. I found that vitamin b6 was very helpful for a while but the most helpful thing I do is just change my scenery regularly.

stopgap Tue 26-Jul-16 12:03:00

If you have an undersctive thyroid (I have Hashinoto's, so swing between hypo and hyper) there are all good supplements such as selenium, Vitamin D3 and ferretin that can help the thyroid. Vitamin B complexes are the most obvious supplement to take to boost your energy levels, although they always make my sleep go haywire.

How's your diet? How much sleep are you getting?

stopgap Tue 26-Jul-16 12:03:13

Sorry for typos!

cjt110 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:06:51

My diet is ok. Few treats now and then. I would say I am getting approx 7-8 hours sleep a night. Some nights rather disturbed because my son wakes, other nights undisturbed but I still feel like a zombie. Have this morning bought some Tetly tea that has B6 in to give a boost but how helpful they may be who knows. Perhaps a placebo. I think I might try some high strength vitamin D to see if that helps at all.

Scotmumof2girls Tue 26-Jul-16 12:08:31

A piece of toast and jam works for me. Usually if I've skipped a meal. But maybe a multivitamin every day if the issue is non specific.

evilcherub Tue 26-Jul-16 12:09:12

Caffeine and a ketogenic diet.

stopgap Tue 26-Jul-16 12:18:54

Well, you're getting sufficient sleep. Have you been checked for thyroid antibodies and not just TSH? You might have Hashimoto's and not straight hypothyroidism.

Also remember that having young children is draining, thyroid condition or not!

I would try and keep your caffeine and sugar to a minimum, as I have found that since having a thyroid condition, the crashes are far worse. But give the B6 a go--it should help.

WorraLiberty Tue 26-Jul-16 12:21:58

Walking boosts mine

And not drinking alcohol definitely helps

I have a lot more trouble with the second one blush wine

EssentialHummus Tue 26-Jul-16 12:23:52

Taking my thyroid meds 30-35 min before breakfast and coffee makes a massive difference to my energy levels. Some endos, recommend this, others don't, so I mention it in case you've not tried this.

cjt110 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:30:03

Ive never seen an endo Hummus I am at my GPs on Thurs to have a mole removed so I might push again about the tiredness.

I am trying to overhaul my ass life right now. Am cutting out dairy and meat to see if I feel less sluggish. Am also taking up the walking and meditation too.

I have a lot more trouble with the second one Me too grin

NeedACleverNN Tue 26-Jul-16 12:32:15

I've been taking them for a month and as much as I hate to admit it, it has helped so much. I have much more energy and my back complaints have not been as severe

gingerboy1912 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:33:13

Have you had your iron levels checked?

I suffer with a form of arthritis which has fatigue as one of the lovely side affects. I find an Epsom bath really helps with this

I see your food out. I would probably suggest cutting wheat instead of meat and dairy as I know that this can also help my energy levels

cjt110 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:49:07

Cantr get your link to work NN :-(

I did a while back ginger

I will give those a look up Peppa I think my aunt may have cut wheat out also.

Ragwort Tue 26-Jul-16 12:58:23

Sensible diet, no (or very little) alcohol and lots of exercise. If I follow that routine I feel great.

Do I stick to it regularly - no grin

positivity123 Tue 26-Jul-16 13:14:30

I'm pregnant and my energy levels have been really low for a week so I've been trying to eat iron rich foods and I feel loads better. Chilli con carne is a good thing to eat and snack on cashews. I skipped out of bed this morning so try it.

ladyformation Tue 26-Jul-16 13:18:10

I second getting your iron levels checked again. If you're waiting for an appointment I've been advised to do a visual check of any bits which are naturally pink - I do gums and the skin around tearducts/under the eyes although there are probably others - and see if they are paler than usual. This is always my first check if I start feeling tired and a liquid iron supplement usually nips it in the bud before I need to go to a doctor. In your case you should obviously still go until they've worked out what's wrong.

Lots of exercise works for me too - the more I work out the more energised I feel the next day.

Hope it gets better soon.

backwardpossom Tue 26-Jul-16 13:28:41

Exercise is the only thing that works for me, really. Caffeine/sugar etc gives me a boost for a short period of time, but getting a half hour of fresh air (even a half hour walk, preferably in the morning) really perks me up. Is that an option for you? I am quite ignorant as to how thyroid problems affect this, sorry! Iron levels? I'd ask GP maybe?

NeedACleverNN Tue 26-Jul-16 13:31:20

Try again grin

Snowflakes1122 Tue 26-Jul-16 14:49:17

Haven't read through all thread, so it's probably been suggested, but have you had your iron levels checked? I'm currently on iron tablets for anaemia and taking Floridix as well for an extra boost.

lljkk Tue 26-Jul-16 16:39:00

just putting my head down & getting stuff done
alcohol, too, it numbs the pain of fatigue

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