|All hail vitamin D
||[Nov. 16th, 2013|06:42 am]
I went to see the doctor in July, for fatigue. Here I was in mid-summer, pretty happy, meeting a lot of goals, doing great things -- but still very tired. Taking a nap as soon as I got home from work tired, which did not get along with my desire to have a life outside of work. |
The doctor ran some tests and found out that I have pretty low Vitamin D levels. Not even crazy low, but around 20 when it should be 30
So I started supplements, and I now feel amazing! My vertiginous migraines dropped from twice-weekly to twice-monthly, my mood improved, and I can also suddenly run 1 mph faster on the treadmill.
I mention this here, because last winter I kept asking my doctor (a different doctor) to make small changes to my thyroid dose, as I felt fatigued. I would just send a message through our web-based messaging system, and she would agree (because it wouldn't hurt, I guess.). But I realize now that a) it's not always thyroid, or not exclusively thyroid and b)it's worth making an appointment to see the doctor to get a legitimate workup, and c) fatigue is not always caused by thyroid issues, even when you have thyroid issues.
TL;DR: If you're having excessive fatigue despite a normal TSH, have your Vitamin D level tested.