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hypothyrodism - exhausted

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oskybosky4 Thu 20-Mar-14 22:47:43

Is this normal /typical. All I have done today is visit to hospital this morning to see consultant rheumatolgist for annual check up. Everything ok but she did confirm that my PA is auto immune disease and could be linked with this new hypothyrodism I have now and that I will start to feel better with thyroxin. Quick visit to supermarket on way home, and I had to call in cafe at bus station as I felt very shaky, but on the whole I was only out for 2 hours.

I felt utterly exhausted when I got back home, to the point of feeling I could collapse. I went to lie down on the bed for half an hour, 3 hours later I woke up. I eventually went downstairs and have done nothing since and still feel so tired I could cry.

I have been eating a lot of bread, sandwiches and toast because they are easy to do, does anyone think this tiredness could be down to too much bread. this may sound daft but it just occurred to me.

RockinD Fri 21-Mar-14 10:37:26

If your hypothyroidism is also auto immune, you should be on a gluten free diet anyway, so yes, there could definitely be a connection.

Also, how soon you feel better with hypothyroidism will depend very much on how soon you reach a proper replacement dose of thyroxine. This can sometimes be an issue if doctors insist on treating on figures rather than symptoms.

One well known doctor, recently deceased, used to say that the main issue with thyroxine is that people don�t take enough of it and certainly over-reliance on test results has led to a marked reduction in the average dose.

oskybosky4 Sat 22-Mar-14 10:55:58

Thanks for reply, I am going to cut down on the amount of bread I eat, swop morning toast for porridge, lunchtime sandwich for crispbreads and see if it makes a difference. I am going to ask the doctor about this next time I see her.

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