I feel awful – a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Update

For the last 3 weeks, I haven’t had much energy at all. Most nights, I’ve gotten 8 hours of sleep, and on some days, I must take a nap in order for me to be able to carry on with my day. I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. My last 2 lab tests have shown that I am hyperthyroid, and with a little more weight loss, I’m sure I’ve gotten worse. Hyper symptoms for me are about the same  as being hypo. My symptoms usually include exhaustion and brain fog.

When I am so exhausted that I feel like I cannot get out of bed, it brings me back to before I was diagnosed; back then, I had no idea why I could stay in bed the whole day, and still felt lethargic.

On Saturday morning, my alarm went off at 5:30am for my long run. As I was getting dressed, my throat was a little achy, and my stomach was upset. I texted Alicia to let her know I would not be joining her, and went back to sleep. When I woke up the second time, my throat didn’t hurt, but I still felt crappy, so I cancelled my trip to Houston. I was so disappointed, but a 3 hour drive would put me to sleep, and if it was a cold brewing, my cousins would not appreciate me spreading the germs!

The weekend consisted of me mostly hanging out on the couch, playing Donkey Kong, watching Investigation Discovery, and just getting some rest. I felt more energized in the evenings, so my fiance asked if I wanted to go out for dinner on Sunday night. We did, and it was great, but I was still falling asleep at 8pm

When I woke up this morning after 8 hours of sleep, I could not get moving. I still made it to my appointment with my dietitian/trainer before work, and she told me that my balance was way off (I felt it too). After my session, I felt so jittery and anxious, something I hadn’t felt in the last 3 weeks. I mentioned it to her, and we talked about when my next appointment with the endocrinologist is (it’s April 3rd), and she urged me to get my blood work done tomorrow morning instead of waiting another 2 weeks. We both suspect I’m hyper.

I’m going to get up early tomorrow so I can go to the lab when they open; I can’t take this any longer.


  1. It’s very hard with Hashi’s because you can bounce back and forth in a matter of hours. I strongly recommend Armor Thyroid. I also take some energy supplements! Make sure you aren’t dipping to low with your carbs or blood sugar!
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