Menopause and high TSH....feeling so wrecked!

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Hello,

My story is long,but, I will try to make it short. About a year and a half ago, I got sick with chronic sinusitis. Within a five week time span, I experienced panic attacks ( unusual for me), worsening fatigue, scent sensitivity and I was scared.

One morning, I woke up and quickly felt all my strength leave my body!!

I've been trying to regain my strength since then. I had a couple illnesses during this time witch caused me strength relapses.

I fell into full menopause during this time as well. My last cycle happened just after I got sick with the sinusitis.

I had my hormones checked last December. It proves I was definitely in menopause. My new Obgyn was shocked that I was only recommended to her then!

She had me on a low dose of estrodial (transdermal patch), and 100mg of progesterone. This was doubled the following month since I was still suffering alot. My blood work did also show me with a high level of TSH (3.71). My Obgyn said this is a good sign, as it may help explain why I am still so low in energy. She is seeing me in April again, and is having me do another TSH test just before I see her again.

I read that this is a subclinical hypothyroidism. My mother has had hypothyroidism since about my age (47 ).

My thing is, I am so tired of feeling so low in strength. My life has been terribly compromised. I had to quit my job when all this happened. How can I make it through another two months before I see my Obgyn?

I have a naturopath as well, but, he never said much about my TSH level. What can I do??

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    Get a referral to an endocrinologist. If  your family doctor will cooperate, get another TSH test and take the results with you.
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    if your energy will stand it get to the gym with only a short time there to start... even 15 mins would be good to start. the body is amazing. gentle exercise can be a great reviver. Check with your doctor and if she agrees try it.  You have to do a little something your body depends on it. 
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      My Obgyn did recommend it to me before. I will give it a go tomorrow. It's just that u am scared. My energy had plummeted badly when I tried in the past. So, I have been doing more house chores and shopping to add to my daily activities. But, that isn't always fun..lol. I will give exercise a go again. Thanks. 👍🏻

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    I swim every day. It’s a gentler activity than going to the gym, and it’s a whole body workout. I actually find it perks me up and pushes the tiredness away for a while. Try it if you can.
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      Great idea! I unfortunately cannot swim. But, am planning to start with stretching and light yoga! 😇

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    glad you are thinking of giving exercise a go. My preference is gentle gym  on the rower  and bicycle. but swimming if you could do it gently would be good. if you choose to do say 15 minutes only 
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