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#1 runninginthewind



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:50 AM



I had my thyroid removed in February of this year.  All went well with the surgery.  Still trying to find the right dosage for me due to levels fluctuating. My question is I had to stop running when my thyroid went south.  I started back running (taking it slowly) but I am having difficulty taking a deep breath while I am running. I am not sure that this is thyroid or the lack of one related but I didn't have this issue before.  I am due to go back to the doctor next month.  I thought I had read somewhere on this board it could take up to a year for you or your body to get back to normal.  Anybody have any thoughts on this?


Thanks in advance.


#2 joplin1975


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

Are you hypo?

I stopped running, too, for a bit and struggled to get back into it. If you are hypo, sometimes your muscles don't work as efficiently as they do/did when you are normal/stable. So it becomes more difficult to take a deep breath.

It does get better when you levels stabilize.

Please share your labs when you get them.
Papillary cancer with lymph node involvement
Total Thyroidectomy 8/29/11
TSH 71.17 on 9/14/11
RAI 100mci 9/23/11
Starting point for replacement meds: 50 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 121.88 on 11/8/11; 100 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 43.21 on 12/9/11; 137 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 7.88 on 1/11/12; TSH 8.38 on 2/9/12, 150 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 2.81 on 3/27/12, TSH 0.54 on 5/8/12, TSH 0.78 on 8/8/12, TSH 0.39 on 12/20/12, TSH 0.24 on 3/5/13, TSH 0.33 on 4/15/14, TSH .12 on 3/10/15, TSH 0.21 on 9/15/2016, TSH .12 on 2/17/17.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:27 AM

Thank you for your response.  I will share my levels when I get my next blood work done.  I was hypo stable for years on medication.  For the last two years my levels went into the hyper range even with reduced medication.  Finally I was diagnosed with Graves hence the removal of the thyroid.  


I hope soon my body will get back to normal.

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