Jyoti is passionate about working with products at the intersection of hardware and software. She was excited to explore her Oura Ring data when she bought one in 2019 to help her track her sleep and Readiness as she trained for a yearly marathon. What she didn’t expect was for it to sound the alarm on her health.

“Early in December, Oura started alerting me that my temperature was elevated. My family was afraid that I had COVID-19 so I isolated myself and got tested but the tests kept coming back negative. No COVID.

Meanwhile, my fever and weakness continued and my temperature continued to edge higher. My brother had been diagnosed a few months back with a thyroid infection so I asked urgent care to run my bloodwork.

And guess what? They found an issue with my thyroid.”

My thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was <0.01 uIU/mL when a normal level 0.34 – 4.82 uIU/mL. 

At this point, my doctor ran multiple serology tests to see if the thyroid malfunction was a post COVID reaction. But it wasn’t. They ran more blood tests (flu, liver, etc.), lung Xrays, thyroid uptakes, and finally diagnosed me with subacute thyroiditis (SAT).

Since my fever was low-grade, there was nothing to do but wait and see if it resolved itself before medicating. My brother’s thyroid had healed itself slowly but I actually had the data to see my healing process. Right after Christmas, the fever dissipated and my Sleep and Readiness Scores started inching up. I started exercising again and felt a huge sense of relief. 

I watch my Oura scores like a hawk each morning and so far, things seem to be on track. My levels seem to be getting back to normal but you can bet, if Oura starts alerting me again, I’ll be calling for more tests.” 

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