Hi, I thought I would just tell you about my diagnosis!!!
To cut a long story short, started running last March, loved it, lived the life of a runner, PB half mara of 1:37, 10k 41:07 so was making good progress and planning on training hard for 2010. However, I had a problem with my groin that just got worse and worse, didnt affect me too much whilst running it was just the recovery time and the pain and limping about for days after every run that i just couldnt cope with. So decided at end of Oct to take Nov and Dec off and start again in Jan 10.
But on the 5th January I suddenly lost all my energy, got headaches, horrific muscle soreness, concentration just totally went awol and after driving myself to hospital thinking it was meningitis after various trips to the GP I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid (UT). I was actually pleased that at least it was something treatable because going from running 3-4 days a week and training with weights to have the life literally sucked out of me I was starting to get depressed, in fact every symptom you see for UT apart from irregular period (i'm male) I had. Its only this week I have begun to feel normal again and whilst I would say I'm only at about 75% the thyroxin tablets are clearly kicking in and I have done 3 gym workouts this week, which I couldnt contemplate 2 weeks ago. (going up the stairs was a struggle).
So for anyone who has had or does have this problem then just be confident that it can be sorted. My running career is over for the time being but at least I can get back to a normal life because these last 2 months have been horrific! (Not had a beer since NYD!! LOL!!!)
Not used the forum for quite some time as due to a persistent problem with my groin I had to stop running at the beginning of November last year. Thought it best to give it total rest and then planned to start again in January. Unfortunately I too have been diagnosed with an Underactive thyroid and that put paid to any come back, I have been on the thyroxin tablets for almost a month now and happy to report I am much better and have even done 3 gym workouts this week which I couldnt have even contemplated 2 weeks ago.
Sadly for me I just dont think running despite massively enjoying it and progressing nicely with it (1:37 for half mara and 41:07 for 10k) is doing my groin any good and without an operation I dont think it will get any better. Its upsetting but feeling like an old man for 2 days after a run of only around 4-5 miles just didnt seem fun anymore. It never affected my actual running, it was just when i stopped it began to hurt.
So whilst I am not sure if the tablets will cure my problem 100% and allowed me to run to the levels I would like anyway I am happy for you that you have got back on track.
I live a couple of miles away and can tell you its been pretty much torrential rain from last night until this morning and its still really pouring it down. Add that to what we've had already these last 2 weeks and I would imagine conditions will be pretty tough!!! Not sure if that helps.