Hypothyroidism Support Group

Hypothyroidism is the disease state caused by insufficient production of thyrohormone by the thyroid gland. There are several distinct causes for chronic hypothyroidism, the most common being Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism following radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism. Advanced hypothyroidism may cause severe complications, the most serious one of which is myxedema.

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heaviness in body

i always have this heavy feeling in my body, like i cant just zip up and start the day...the thyroxine i am taking has helped, with the depression but not this heavy feeling...what do i do about this?

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I cannot help you with this, but I totally relate! Does it feel like you have something heavy pushing down on you constantly? That is how it is for me. Or like my body is made of lead. I'll be interested to follow this post! I hope you can get some answers (and me too!)

-Bdancer
deleted_user
deleted_user

I feel it too. It starts at the top of my head. Feels like it's pulling me down. Even when I'm laying down i feel it.
deleted_user
deleted_user

have you or your doctor checked for anemia? Perhaps Iron or B-12 deficiency?
mmztcass
mmztcass

When I was made too hypO from too much antithyroid drug at one time a few years ago, I began feeling very heavy and weighed down. My walking began getting slower and slower. It was hard for me to put one foot in front of another. Before I knew it, the Rheumatoid Arthritis I had, flared up out of control and I found myself using a scooter to get about because of being in so much and so much heaviness and puffiness.

I never did recover from what happened.

{{{hugs}}}
deleted_user
deleted_user

I feel the same sensations. It's like gravity is stronger just for me. Or yeah, my body is made of lead.

It makes it so hard to do all the things I want to do. It's always more of a physical effort than I imagined in my head.

It makes me sad because 10-15 years ago I was extremely active, into martial arts, working out at the gym, etc. Now I feel like a big fat lump of blech.

So yeah, I know exactly what you're talking about.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I was told I was low in Vit. D too. It was another thing they blamed my symptoms on. I started taking my synthroid at night, and that seems to help some. For me the heaviness was worse in the morning making getting up hard. I don't notice if I'm heavy at night - it would probably only help me sleep.
mmztcass
mmztcass

I bet for me back a few years ago it was low Vitamin D as well as some of other minerals I was low in and thyroid levels way hypO. That's interesting as Barbell says, never thought that low Vitamin D as heaviness. But glad I know now and will keep an eye on this for me.

{{{hugs}}} :-)
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes!! A leaden body--I can relate. And my vitamins D and B-12 are in top form.

Rose
deleted_user
deleted_user

Interesting...when i described my heavy feeling to the doc, they didn't seem to understand what I was talking about. It is like wearing an invisible lead suit all day and night long. Everything take twice as much effort. I will have my vit D and B levels checked and hope that helps.
deleted_user
deleted_user

My Vit D levels were really low. My dr put me on 4 5000 IU a day for 3 months. Then to drop down to 1 a day after.

I don't feel heavy but I still feel tired all the time. But I have to say I just started this reginment a few weeks ago. I'll let you know how it goes.