The last time I posted, I was trying to go caffeine-free with pretty good success I must say. Well, I must admit that Im back to drinking colas and coffee. Yes, Im officially off the caffeine-free wagon, but before you say get back on that wagon, Blake, let me explain.
Last June I had an ablation and was told to stop taking my arrhythmic heart drug. Well, one of the side effects of that drug was it caused my thyroid to go hyper. I continued to take thyroid medicine. After about six months of being off my heart medicine, my thyroid decided to go back to normal, all along I was still taking my thyroid pills. This caused my thyroid to go too slow (hypo). As a result, I felt tired most of the winter and need caffeine to jump start my energy level.
Im now starting to feel better and hope to resume my caffeine-free challenge in the coming weeks. I go for another blood test this week to confirm my thyroid is back to normal.
Ive also noticed increased heart palpitation when exercising and working around the yard. Its nothing too bad, but limits my stamina especially when biking. Im thinking my ablation was not a complete success. Im trying to get in to see my doctor to confirm this.