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I have very recently been diagnosed with Graves. Like some others, I initially thought it was menopause as I am 46.
I am a member of a long distance cycling club, and it was my cycling that finally made me think it was something else. I spent all of August feeling awlful, thinking a virus was lurking but not coming out.
Then in September I did a cycling event, that I simply did not enjoy one bit, which is very unlike me. That evening, having cycled 80 miles, my heart rate bounced about madly and raced so fast I couldnt count it even after 5 hours of resting quietly. It was a frightening experience. Then once home, I had another event the following weekend and failed to finish it.
I then made an appointment and Graves was diagnosed. I am currently taking 40mg of Carbimozole.
Thing is, no one has said I should or should not exercise.
What is your experience of this?
I currently average about 100 miles per week, mostly at weekends. I am still losing weight at a rate of 1 pound per week, but I have a bit to spare so Im not worried about this.
Last weekend, I completed a short event, but struggled to keep up with the others, and my legs and arms felt very 'bloodless' and tired.
Wish I had asked my endocrinologist, but its going to be 3 months before I see him again. My own GP told me not to over do it, but what exactly IS over doing it?
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