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Posted by Anonymous-7a848efd in Diabetes/Endocrine System, Jul 13, 2011

Looking for fellow patients to share experiences with on how to maintain an exercise schedule given the fatigue

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Posted by @k0silv01, Jul 16, 2011

I am going to the doctor soon and I had a long list of complaints that I was going to share with my doctor. I was terrified that the doctor was going to think I was crazy or being a hypochondriac. A close friend told me to ask about Hypothyroidism, and after doing some research, I found that 99% of my symptoms fit this. I am just worried that the test will come back negative and I will be back at square 1.
I have been gaining weight for several years, even though my eating habits hasn't changed. In the past year, I have lost 5 pounds. I was exercising daily, I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes and then the elliptical for 30 minutes. I would swim laps in our pool, and I began a very tight eating schedule. I haven't lost anything. It is heartbreaking, and it makes me wonder why even try. I stay so tired all the time from exercising, and then not sleeping well at night. Everyone says I am a heavy sleeper, but if that is the case, wouldn't I feel more refreshed each day?


Posted by @terri, Jul 18, 2011

I feel your pain. Ask them to test for thyroid and parathyroid issues.

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Posted by @lara98a, Jul 20, 2011

I know what you are going through. I have Hypothyroidism and what you descirbe is exactly what is happing to me. I would advise you to go see an endocringlist. They do more testing than a reguarl doctor. I was never diagnosed until I went to a speacialist.

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Posted by @k0silv01, Jul 20, 2011

I will do that, I never thought to go to a specialist. I just want to start feeling better...


Posted by @kilkennyrose, Aug 19, 2011

Me too. I was hypothyroid from childhood on due to radiation treatment of a goiter, but no one told my folks I should have a thyroid supplement. I guess doctors didn't know enough back in the 60's. It wasn't til I went to an endocrinologist in my late twenties that i found that out. He ran a complete blood workup and found my pituitary was going "90 mph" as he put it to make my low-functioning thyroid put out enough hormone to keep me in the very low end of normal. That's why so many GPs missed it. They only looked at the thyroid level. I guess they assumed my fatigue and excess weight were a result of laziness.


Posted by @polyanna, Jul 3, 2012

Definitely talk with an Endocrinologist, but also consider the possibility that you could have a sleep disorder.


Posted by @dissidentdaughter, Jul 31, 2011

Sounds VERY familiar! I am so tired all the time. I have no energy to exercise. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid 10 years ago and still I have the same problems as I did then. I'm still being treated for depression after 10 years as well. I don't ever seem to get better. Sometimes I feel very hopeless. I went to an endocrinologist a few years ago thinking perhaps I would learn something new there about my condition, but it was more of the same. She kept telling me I needed to exercise. Duh. But, I'm tired all the time. It's a vicious cycle. I don't know what to do either. I've been reading about hyperparathyroid today. I don't know if I was ever tested for that or not. Maybe that will be something else to try. I feel your pain.

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