I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of how I can adjust my medication to help with tiredness in the afternoon?
I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid problems about 2 years ago. I have my TFTs checked every 6 months minimum and my TSH is well suppressed. I've also had my T3 checked and that was fine so I don't seem to have any problems with converting.
In a morning I feel pretty okay but late afternoon and evenings are a write off.
Has anyone had this and have any tips on what to do to improve it?
I have no advice, I'm afraid, but have hypothyroidism feel exactly the same as you - by 4pm I can barely function. To be honest, I'm not totally sure my levo is at the right level, but GP is saying "its in the normal range" (it was 3.15 in July) and are reluctant to test again (until I crawl into the surgery on my hands and knees, I reckon).
I'm sorry I'm no help - but you have my sympathies and I hope someone can suggest something helpful.
I’m the in the same boat unfortunately. Just had my levels checked last month and all normal. Before medication I felt like I could collapse at any time from tiredness. Whilst the 24/7 tiredness has subsided I still feel wrecked in the afternoon especially after eating. ☹️ also looking into a diet my friend recommended for underactive thryoid since doc can’t change the meds. X
I agree too about feeling better if I don't eat gluten and sugar, so there are a few of us who think this, it might be worth a try.
Thanks for the pointer on being under-medicated - I suspect I am, but cannot get any medical professional to agree to test again. Am going to give my new gym membership some time to work (or not!) -if I have the energy to go -and then I'm back at the GP and not taking any s***!