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Hello, any other runners experienced this?
I've just been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism & ? Grave's Disease (I also have the auto-immune condition vitilligo, so it's a possibility). Had bloods earler in the week & a discussion with the doctor yesterday.
Have experienced worsening tiredness, fatigue, weight loss, heavy/weak muscles, frequent need to go to the loo & bad skin and irritated eyes for about 2-3 months.
Been referred to an endocrinologist and I hope treatment will return the thyroid to nornal (I will miss the weight loss part though!)
Has anyone else experienced this - did it affect your running? did you have to put running on hold for a while until the thyroid function returned to normal?
The mind is willing to run, but the body isn't. Have gone from solid, consistent training to 3 miles on alternate days due to the fatigue and heavy muscles. Racing is unpleasant as I do so badly compared to when I was fully fit. Maybe it is time to put it on hold for a bit.
Just releived to have a diagnosis...for weeks I thought I was being lazy and had low motivation, but I'm glad that's not the case. I'm also posting this in case it helps anyone else in a similar situation - go & get it checked at the docs.