Does anyone have this... and does it affect your running
I know this is an old thread, but I'm new to the website and only just found your post. I ran the FLM in 2005 (my first and so far my only marathon) and had exactly the same experience. I never felt fit again afterwards, and my running got slowly worse and I found it very upsetting. It took me 6 months to be diagnosed, mostly because I didn't feel I could go to the doctor and say, 'I think there's something wrong with me, I can't run as fast, doctor.' Of course, there were other symptoms, but I didn't recognise them as such. I have searched the internet for papers on a link between marathon running and hyperthyroidism, but have never found any, so had concluded that it was all in my mind. But seeing your posts tells confirms to me that there is a link.
I can't help with the eye problem as I don't thing mine are affected, but I too have been told that I have Graves disease. I'm on a low dose of carbimazole and I feel like I have gradually pulled my running back, but I do find it harder.
Only just found these messages and interesting reading. I have just been diagnosed with an Overactive thyroid. Really fit one minute then the next completely not so fit. I referee to a good level and noticed teh later end of the season. At teh moment i am resting due to the specialist reccomendation so hopefully get back to full fitness although understand this will be hard work!
Hey, I notice a couple of you guys ran the marathon then got the symptons of an over-active thyroid, I just wondered if anyone had run the marathon with an over-active thyroid gland? This is what I am wanting to do this weekend, but am tentative, been recommended not to run it by the doc, but am just wondering how serious/long-term the effect of running it would be?
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