So for at least the past couple of years, I've always been tired. Whether I've had a good sleep, not enough sleep, too much sleep... I'm exhausted. I usually start my days out with what I would think are normal amounts of energy, but usually by lunch (or mid-afternoon at the latest) I'm EXHAUSTED. I wouldn't say it's normal amounts of exhaustion for that time of day either... like, we're talking so tired I could lay down and go to sleep, if I weren't working. It's never really seemed like a medical problem to me, though. I'm a mom, I work full time... it's normal to be tired... right?
But then a woman I work with pointed out to me that I should get my thyroid checked. And then I thought about it. I DO seem to be TOO tired a lot, with no real explanation. And then I thought about it more.
I also can't seem to lose weight. I'm not PUSHING to lose it, but I am trying harder than ever before (including after I had my son). I started trying to lose it (REALLY trying) about a year ago, but instead, I gained five pounds, and I now struggle to lose even that. I work out at least four days a week, for at least half an hour (an hour on weekends). I've cut out sugary snacks, for the most part - I used to survive off of energy drinks and chocolate bars, just a couple of years ago, and did not struggle with my weight then. I do still eat more junk than I should, but I've cut out significant amounts... and still, no difference. Every time I get excited because I've lost just a couple pounds, I pack it right back on again for no apparent reason. I'm a year away from my wedding, and god dammit, I want to wear a tight dress!!
I have a doctor's appointment next Monday, but I wanted to see if any of you ladies can relate or what you think may be going on here. Have any of you had thyroid issues and maybe have gone through similar symptoms?
Answer by gdiamante at 1:45 PM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 11:07 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by missanc at 11:51 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Never had thyroid issues, but it's not a bad idea to get it checked. I hope it gives you the answers you are looking for.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:06 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:14 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by aeneva at 12:20 PM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:40 PM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by by2013 at 12:58 PM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 2:10 PM on Sep. 3, 2013