Thanks for your advice. The stubborn woman in me still feels like I could slog it round on 13th April!! Cardiovascularly I feel ok - I haven't got any of the racing heart or palpitations. The only symptom I have is muscle weakness - which is annoying as I know that't probably the main thing I need when running a marathon!
The Endo thinks I have/had Thyroiditis which has caused my thyroid to go overactive... the normal course of treatment is to leave it, it will probably go underactive and then finally level out. I'm really hoping this is the case and it doesn't turn out to be Graves!
I reckon in 4 months I'd be ok to run, but probably not 4 weeks. I'm going to try a little 5k tomorrow and just see how I feel. I'm 90% sure I won't have the energy needed to run....but we'll see!
I agree, I'd rather have a nice long training plan feeling full of energy next year.. provided I don't get a bloody virus again!! 2015 just feels like such a long way away though (
just wondering if anyone has any advice concerning running with an overactive thyroid?
After applying for a London Marathon place for three years in a row, I've finally got a place. Began training in October and was going well until January when I caught the flu. Ever since then training has been a real struggle. I finally went to the doctor in the middle of feb as I still had a cough. He diagnosed an overactive thyroid and told me I should stop training and start a course of medication (suspected Graves' disease). Since then I've seen a specialist who says it's actually likely to be thyroiditis caused by the flu I had weeks ago.
Anyway, long story short, I feel ok - I haven't got hardly any symptoms of the overactive thyroid. My muscles are quite tired but they feel like they're getting better. I am tempted to re-start marathon training and try and complete the marathon next month.
has anyone been in a similar situation and ran the marathon after being diagnosed as hyperthyroid? I will be so gutted if I have to miss it!
I have been diagnosed with Runner's Knee. I'm finding it a long and slow rehab process. I originally stopped running for a month (after attempting a couple of runs and being in pain throughout). Since then the knee has got better, but it's still very painful after about 5k. To the point that I can't actually run much further than this at the moment.
I've been given lots of physio and strengthening exercises to do. Just feel quite depressed at the moment as nothing seems to be helping. Maybe I want a quick fix and it's not going to be one. I am signed up for a half marathon in October and really not sure whether to pull out.