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Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
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How knowledgeable are most general physicians?
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If it really turns out you have hypothyroidism, then I should ask for a referral to a endocrinologist.
Tiredness is a very common symptom of hypothyroidism, but you don't see it in each and every patient.
How did you end up being diagnosed...what sorts of symptoms were you having?
As far as weight gain goes, the only thing I'd noticed was that at the time I was keeping my carbs pretty low and was still about five pounds overweight... however, I wasn't exercising at all at that point... so it's hard to say if that was responsible for the weight retaining or not...
I started running in July of this year and have lost nine pounds since I started running, but it's come off faster in the past six weeks, even though my miles are down (still having some leg problems post half-marathon)... which I think is partially because I've finally gotten the meds in line.
To me, the only thing frustrating about thyroid issues is that they are sooo much more subtle than other things... with diabetes, it's easy to know if you're messed up... the thyroid thing is so much more delicated. But you've taken the first step.. and that's always a good place to start!
So still no obvious cause for all of the other issues, either. I had really been hoping to find some explanation for many bothersome symptoms that fall under hypothyroidism.... Poo.
that's frustrating. I'm trying to figure out whats going on with my poor head - low grade headache since mid november! The good news tho appears to be you don't have hypothyroidism I know people with thyroid issues and I hear getting the balance of medications is really touchy.