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TRAINING & medication
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TRAINING & medication

I have had my thyroid out for 10 years now and have managed to train for both Ironman and Comrades Marathon.  I now am really battling with training and keep getting sick - My TSH's have to be kept below 0.03 - what do other thyroid cancer people take for medication.
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I had a complete thyroidectomy. The left lobe was removed May 30th 2010 and the right only last Oct. 3rd. My current TSH is 3.01. The normal range is 0.35 - 5.5. I don't know why yours should be kept below 0.03.  
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I'm a long distance runner and had a total thyroidectomy 3 1/2 years ago. My TSH is currently at .413.  My last labs had it at 1.4 and my endo had a cow and upped my synthroid. Then this last lab had it at .413 and he reduced my Synthroid a tad.  I have to be kept under 1.0 due to cancer.
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The reason my TSH has to be kept to 0.03 is to stop the Cancer returning - I have never heard of Synthroid but am on Eltroxin and Tetoxrine.  I would really like my TSH's to be higher - it may help with my training but of course do not want my cancer to grow back again.

Thank you for your response.
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My PCP likes to keep mine under 1.0 as well. My last TSH level was .4
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If my TSH go as high as 1.0  they reduce my medication to lower it - I am finding that i am not fully operational on a TSH of 0.03 - what does your doctors say your readings should be - T3 & T4 must be normal for me but TSH low.

Totie - how do you feel on your current situation?  do you do any form of training.

Thanks
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