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I was diagnosed with lower leg neuropathy due to

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i was diagnosed with lower leg neuropathy due to hypothyroidism, i am a marathon runner who can not run long distances any longer. When I try to run i am out of breath at a very slow pace and feel totally exhausted. What can I do to get my endurance back. I weight train eat well and take lots of supplements
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you have had neuropathy problems

usually hypothyroidism can be corrected with you going on thyroid hormone supplemental hormones like synthroid or levothyroxine. are you taking these?

what is your most recent TSH thyroid stimulating hormone level?

have you seen an endocrinologist for your hypothyroidism?