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Exercising while hypothyroid

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The ugly truth: It's mostly like exercising while NOT hypothyroid, but from time to time, this happens...

About half a mile into my run/walk tonight, my pulse-meter started beeping at me like crazy. I'm wearing one on concession to the team physician of the volleyball club I'm playing at after he found my BP to be on the very low end of being conscious while exercising (my BP drops when I exercise). Checking the readings, they were at 80/50, not too unusual for me but a sign that I need to slow down a little. I was coming up on a walking interval anyway, so I just skipped the final ten seconds of running and went straight to a brisk walk.

That's when the dizziness hit. Now, I'm not new to this, and I know that some days my hormones are out of whack enough that I get dizzy from nothing, so I pushed through. I knew it couldn't be hypoglycemia as I'd had a big dinner tonight.

At 1.6 miles in, at my turning point, the nausea hit. This is nothing new either, but when combined with the dizziness... let's just say I didn't make an attractive picture by the wayside.

Trouble is, I was 1.6 miles from home.

I made it, at a crawl almost, but I got there. I'm still proud I did my exercising, but now I'll have to take some migraine meds before Step 3 of the unholy trinity hits. They tend to make me at once ravenous, tired AND loopy so... I just hope I won't binge.

Hope you're having a better day than me!

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