It can be difficult for other people to understand how living with hypothyroidism is a constant struggle. Here are the symptoms with hypothyroidism.
Tiredness and fatigue is all time lurking for you. Even that caffeine does not help that much. Moreover it makes matters worst,so for me, caffeine ultimately becomes more of a threat than a blessing. Eating healthy, getting regular exercise, and getting a good night’s sleep is more adequate for personal well-being.
- Good night sleep is a distant dream.
Thyroid medication does hinder in your sleep. Getting timely sleep is easier said than done. This makes tiredness more proficient the next day. Developing a healthy sleep pattern like going to bed at the same time daily and no smart device habits before bed will definitely help in this cause.
- Memory is not your friend now.
Brain fog is a known issue for people with under-active thyroid. Concentration and focus takes a backseat here.You may seem forgetful to your friend while chatting, or absent-minded. I have found meditation to be very helpful. It increases my focus and mindfulness. Multi-tasking should be avoided as much as possible, and use written lists and reminders.
- Stomach issues keeps reoccurring.
Constipation is another common symptom of hypothyroidism. It’s better to work with your doctor to find ways to remedy and prevent constipation.
- Weight does not seem to go away.
Even with regular exercise and healthy diet, weight loss is an arduous process. Low metabolic rate becomes an issue while loosing weight. Set smaller goals (for example, to lose a kg per week or two).
- Always that cold feeling.
There is a constant feeling of cold, even when the temperatures are soaring outside. In these situations, make yourself comfortable and don’t worry about what others are thinking. Keep yourself warm. Take your thyroid medication regularly to combat cold intolerance.
Focus on taking care of yourself and let go of worries. Work on communicating with your friends and family so they have a better idea of the challenges you face.