If a person has Hashimoto's and is taking synthroid, would an increase in exercise effect the therapeutic levels of the synthroid? I'm just curious about this. I would like to encourage my daughter to exercise but in the back of my mind I'm concerned about this. Thanks...
Really, I just don't feel as well if I don't exercise.
It would take awhile for additional activity to show up in blood tests -- but, sometimes, the additional activity means a need for a dose increase -- if your daughter is tested regularly, this should be no problem.
Actually, sometimes, people who begin an exercise program lose weight, and then actually need LESS of a dose.
If your daughter becomes symptomatic after a couple of months, one way or another, couldn't you just get her blood levels retested?
There are hypo's who run marathons -- their TSH goes up -- they work it out.
Carl Lewis won his 9th gold medal while on a med much like Synthroid.
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