20 years out. TT at 35 yo. Female. 2 cm well circumscribed nodule showing mixed follicular variant and papillary component + Hashimoto’s disease. No RAI. Now on .125 mcg Synthroid.
I’m 55 and play tennis 4x per week also swim and lift weights w/ trainer. Overall, my health is pretty good, but have ongoing problems with insomnia, occasional fatigue and lately hypoglycemia (non-diabetic). These things seem more pronounced as I’m on a tennis team and I compete weekly, and so I am focused on diet and sleep as part of my training regimen.
In summer, I carry a small cooler with ice and water and wet towels, I’m just now going for 6 small meals a day, and I have recently attributed some of my insomnia to hypoglycemia. So, if anyone has some techniques for how you manage your health while pursuing a sport – please share.
Also, to all who have gotten a deaf ear over your fatigue, weight gain, loss of zest for life – I hear you. Doctors are frustrating - you put so much hope into office appointments to come away with some version of ‘try harder.’ I see my Dr. 2x year. New doctors are always surprised I didn’t have RAI, which I declined because I wanted to start a family. I’ve been told: my thyroid could be replaced by just a pill (I had him repeat that one back to me, and didn’t believe it then), that RAI was easy and over with, that I could attribute only 10# of weight gain to my TT, that I should see a psychiatrist …
It's been 20 years for me, and not much has changed - but the online community is a lot better than it was. Thank you all who take the time to share.