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I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, specifically Graves disease in May 2015 and stopped exercising for more than two months. I used to go to the gym like thrice a week and suddenly I just got all weak and the idea of going to the gym frightened me. Like my muscles disappeared and doing a simple workout made my chest hurt like I was running a marathon.
I started with a very low dosage of carbimazol (5mg) along with propranolol and soon stopped feeling chest pains, stopped trembling, stopped sweating like a pig, muscles seemed to be coming back (but not much), gained back my weight and now gaining more weight, visiting the toilet less, sleep slightly better (still not great)... Seems pretty good...
BUT during my first follow-up check with a blood test in early July, my TSH level was still way low and my T3 and T4 were still high. I guess I felt better because of the beta blockers so the doctor upped my carbimazol dosage to 10mg. Fingers crossed that my thyroid will start improving though I know it wouldn't happen so soon.
Anyway, now that I'm feeling better... I'm hoping to start exercising again but probably with lighter exercises like swimming and brisk walking. And perhaps maintain a healthy diet... I wonder if these will help improve my thyroid faster? Also, I'm not exactly happy at work, I feel so exhausted and hate what I'm doing... It pays well and I do not work overtime much but ultimately... I wonder if this job is causing the stress which led to my hyperthyroid in the first place... : ( It feels like a vicious cycle like I want to keep this job so I can pay for my medications but staying means I'll feel unhappy and doesn't make my hyperthyroid better... What should I do?
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