Hypothyroidism and exercise

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I was diagnosed with graves disease 9 years ago and had RAI (radio active treatment) which made me permanent hypothyroid. im a very active person and i run 7 hours every week, do light resistance exercise twice a week with stretching and a bit of yoga. The exercise has transformed my body. i dont have any joint ache which i used to get before. exercise is really a great help to manage hypothyrodism, have anyone experience the same, i would like to hear

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    This is very encouraging. Are you taking any thyroxine at all?

    Did you have any nodules?

    Cindy

     

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      yes, im on 100 microgram thyroxine. Despite having regular thyroxine, i used to feel terrible. i was asked to have my blood test every three months and the level of TSH, T3 and T4 used to fluctuate but since i started regular exercise, everything is normal and i can stick to same dose. The GP has asked me to have my blood test yearly not every three months.
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      Hi Tim

      In what way did u feel terrible? Hope u don't mind my asking. I get very depressed with this condition.

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      Hi Cindy

      i used to have joint pain, brain fug, frequent mood swing, irritation and  moody . now im very calm. why do you get depressed? do you get depressed because you have this condition or you think having this condition is depressing. i would like to hear

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      Hi Tim

      May I ask you what your TSH was when you had the RAI? Did you have any antibodies at all?

       

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    Hi I am now in my late 50, had graves late 40.  I was very stressed and believed that the stress caused the graves.  Once I knew I had graves and started on med I began a program of exercises primarily jogging and later meditation and chanting.  I believe the exercise helped me thorugh the graves and I was able to stop medication.  I still continue with the exercise and really believe it helps me. At the time friends and family were worried that I was doing too much but I wanted to see how it would be.  It stop me worrying about the side effects of the mediccation which was really important.

     Keep going with yours and believe in it you sound very together.

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    Hey Tim,

    I too was hyper, had RAI and now hypo. I excercise a lot and lift weights. If I didn't I would be overweight and feel like a slug. Even though I can tell my thyroid is low, I still excercise. I will probably get on a higher dose soon, having blood drawn soon. I absolutely refuse to gain weight with this!!! 💪🏻

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