I went to the gyno lately because I am having irregular periods and can't sleep through the night. I am 44, so I assumed perimenopause. Well, it turned out to by hyperthyroidism. I have always heard people talk about the more common hypo, but I am just learning about hyperthyroidism. I went to an endocrinologist yesterday, and he said my levels were so out of whack that he was surprised I could walk and that I wasn't shaking. I told him that I had run 30 miles in the last three days, and he said that wasn't possible. Then I told him that I finished second in a tri the week before and he just shook his head. He is so used to dealing with far less active people that he really doesn't see people like us often. My heart rate was 56 yesterday, so while that is high for me, it is well outside of the danger zone that he typically sees for hyperthyroidism.
Does anyone have any experiences with this or the treatments?