I've been feeling exhausted for months, I have an enlarged thyroid, all blood work returns normal. I have a thyroid uptake scan next month. But between testing, I am so exhausted, I cannot function, sometimes I feel so tired, I have to put forth effort just to breathe, like fish out of water. My energy is wiped out, and the doctors still haven't provided me any answers for the past 2 years. I am only active 1-2 hours a day, and the rest of the time, I am laying in bed.
The doctors do not listen, when I tell them how tired I am all the time, sometimes at the hospital, a nurse helps me, with a wheel chair, cause I am too tired to walk. Sometimes I don't even had the energy to eat, I'm too tired to even lift my arms. I pass out alot from exhaustion, after I do get any activity in.
I feel so alone through my journey, I don't get any help from doctors, no support, and my questions are hardly ever answered. It's like no one ever experienced, any questions I ask about. I do search on med forum, but never find the answers I seek. Sometimes I don't even know why I ask questions, maybe a desperate cry for help !!
What baffles me is, all my blood test alway's returns normal. I have a softball goiter in my throat, chronic hypo thyroid symptoms, and yet nothing is ever found, it's been 2 years.
My endo is an idiot !! Just because my blood test are normal, he alway's say's, your fine. My new primary doctor has done more then my Endo, scheduling tests, etc.... In the past month, then the Endo in 2 years.
Has anyone ever experienced, the exhaustion I shared, with a thyroid condition ?? Any information would be helpful.
I just feel so alone, I also live alone, which is very stressful, being cooped up in bed every waking hour of my life.
I discovered what is causing my major exhaustion. Caffeine & Sugar !! Today, I didn't drink any Ice tea. I normally drink alot of ice tea during the day. I love sweet ice tea.
Well my day started off, feeling tired, but once I forced myself to get outdoors, I was able to function, I was still tired, but not exhausted, I feel like passing out exhausted.
When I got home, I decided to have a glass of ice tea 44 oz. Bingo !! I start feeling exhausted and had to lay down.
Never thought caffeine/sugar could make me so exhausted. It seemed ice tea was giving me energy, when I needed it, so I drank it several times a day, but at the same time it made me super tired, once my energy level depletes from ice tea.
I'm sure my thyroid is causing me to feel tired, but adding the ice tea, made me feel exhausted beyond belief. And I am not diabetic.
So those of you, that experienced similar to what I've shared, pay attention to how much caffeine/sugar your consuming.
I have one big nodule....I feel exhausted sometime during the day time. If my family around me I don't feel like that. I work very hard in the kitchen to feed everyone. When everyone goes out my energy runs out and I lay on the bed all the time.
So I found out that I have to act up as a cheer leader for my brain to work. Here my brain to blame not my thyroid. Now I always like to be with people and particularly alone. So this way I will not be exhausted.
Thanks for answering. I can relate to motivating yourself to get anything done.
Sometimes it seems I get a burst of energy, but most of the time, I feel super tired. I walk around like a zombie, as if I only sleep 1-2 hours a night. And ice tea was not helping my energy as I thought it was doing.
Hope you feel better, and recieve proper treatment, for better health.
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