I did read it all and I'd be interested in seeing your actual thyroid test results. Many times, doctors say those are "fine" if they are simply "in range", but first off, the ranges are flawed and secondly, many times if your results are "borderline", the doctor will say they are fine, when they aren't fine for you.
What happens when you eat a lot of sugar is that your blood sugar spikes, for a few minutes, then suddenly the bottom drops out and that's when you become weak and shaky.
I'd suggest that instead of the treadmill every day, you switch out with some strength training, as well. While walking is great exercise, weight training will build muscle faster and as you build more muscle, you burn more fat.
Thank you for reading and replying. She never gave me the results of the thyroid test, I was just told my bloodwork came back normal.
Yes that happens with hypothyroidism, which is why I try to keep my sugar intake down, but if I do have too much I get some protein in me. Even though I wasn't diagnosed with it I do have some symptoms.
I started with the treadmill first to get myself started, I have weak ankles due to me learning to walk on my tip toes and I'm pretty sure I have shortened my achilles tendon, never had a doctor confirm though. I do know that strength training does that, but since I am already muscular I put that off for a bit, but I will be starting that again. I was just thinking about that actually.
Sorry to sound like a know-it-all but I do know about those things. Again thank you for responding!
I'm thinking about giving it another month or so and if nothing is changing, I'm going to either go back and be persistent or get a second opinion.
I wish we could edit posts instead of me posting again, last one though for now!
Hypothyroidism isn't connected to the blood sugar issue. The blood sugar issue has to do with insulin production. When you eat sugary foods, your blood sugar goes up, which causes your pancreas to produce more insulin, since insulin determines the way your body uses sugar. If that sugar isn't used for energy, right away, the insulin shuttles it to fat cells for storage as fat.
As far as the thyroid is concerned, many doctors think that results anywhere within the reference ranges are just fine, when in fact, it actually matters where in the range the results actually are. If they are too low in the range (or in the case of TSH, too high), there can be hypo symptoms.
Strength training builds the muscle; muscle burns the fat.
You should always get a copy of your blood test results and any other tests that are done, for your own records. At some point, they may come in handy for reference if issues do come up at a later time.
I didn't mean Hypothyroidism it was a typo, I tried to correct the post below it.
Yes I know strength training does that I will be starting that as well. I'm just trying to initially lose some weight with cardio alone, but my body doesn't seem to care.
I will be calling probably tomorrow to get my records, but I don't know what any of that will mean seeing as I have no idea what is wrong with me. I know there are 2 hormones released by the thyroid and typically only one is tested for since it is commonly the problem, I would like to see if I was tested for both.
If you'll post the test results, with reference ranges, I'll be happy to help you interpret them, and let you know what further testing you might need.
"I know there are 2 hormones released by the thyroid and typically only one is tested for since it is commonly the problem" Actually, that's not correct; there are 2 thyroid hormones, but unfortunately, the one that's most important is the one, often not tested. One, Free T4 (most frequently tested) is a storage hormone that isn't used, directly, but must be converted to Free T3, which is the active hormone used by individual cells, and is the one often ignored by doctors.
I figured I didn't have it completely right I just knew that there was one that the doctors didn't test. I hope she did but she probably didn't test for that one. I haven't heard a call back for my inquire to get the results. Hopefully today I will!
If you get the results over the phone, be sure to ask for reference ranges, because ranges vary lab to lab and have to come from your own report. I look forward to seeing your results.