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Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto and Hyperthyroidism and more!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nothing like trying to fix one problem only to find out that you have several more. Been having issues with my stomach and blotting. Every time I would eat I would feel like crap. No matter what I ate. Had a friend that went to a Holistic doctor and she got good results. Thought that maybe they could do something for me.

I went to a meet up to see what I could learn before actually seeing the doctor. We were talking and he told me several things that made me feel like this would work for me. Had blood work done and then met up with him for the results. WOW!! was that an eye opener. I know that some doctors like this will scare you so that you will buy into their program. Blood work doesn't lie.

The blood work came back with me having hypothyroidism, Hashimoto and hyperthyroidism. Plus hyperglycemia and being pretty low on iron. And the iron that I do have isn't being used right.

So how do we fix this? First pay $3200 and then we can work on learning how to eat and exercise. Everything I've been eating has been messing with my thyroid. I can't have an cruciferous vegetables or fruits. That includes brussel sprouts, rutabagas, turnips, radishes, cauliflower, potatoes, corn, millet, cabbage, peaches, pears, strawberries, mustard greens, spinach, African cassava, and kale. Workouts that I've been doing are also working against me. I have gone from being able to walk 6 to 8 miles, stairs and inclines but now just going 3 miles wears me out. My insurance won't pay for a Holistic doctor so we won't be going this route.

Trying to get into see my doctor but she has no openings til second week of October. Already had an appointment for the 23rd so I'll just wait it out I guess. Tried to get into a Endocrinologist but they won't see me until my doctor refers me to them. So now the waiting game begins.

Anyone out there have this issue?

Once I get into see a Endocrinologist I'll up date.

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DEB62BIE62 9/19/2014 9:48PM

    Hopefully all will work out

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CMERLE1 9/19/2014 5:39PM

    Okay, I researched this and found out that you can have both. This is what I mainly found out --

You Have Both Hashimoto's and Graves'

Some patients actually have both Hashimoto's and Graves' disease antibodies, which puts the thyroid into a push-pull situation, where it cycles up and down through hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. This is not a very common situation, but hypothyroidism patients who frequently have hyperthyroidism symptoms should ask their doctors for full antibody profiles to detect the presence of both Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease.

Your Symptoms Aren't Textbook

Everyone who has hypothyroidism doesn't follow the typical course of symptoms. Some hypothyroidism patients will, for example, lose substantial amounts of weight - rather than gain weight. And others will have anxiety or panic attacks as a symptom of their condition.

Sorry to be so mis-informed before I wrote my previous post. Definitely get a referral to an endocrinologist though.

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CMERLE1 9/19/2014 2:42PM

    As a nurse for over 20 years, I have never seen a patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. I'm going to research it and get back to you. Definitely see your primary doc and get a referral to an endocrinologist. And also take a copy of your lab results with you when you see your doc.

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APRILRUSSELL3 9/18/2014 11:30PM

    Correction: The website is actually: Sorry about that!

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APRILRUSSELL3 9/18/2014 11:26PM

    My sister-in-law has hashimoto's. She has a very short list of foods she CAN eat and I am always looking for good websites with recipes for her. Check out That one's pretty good. I wish you the best of luck as you learn what you can eat and how to make it taste good. I know it can be rough. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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How I plan to celebrate my 51st Birthday

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This morning I had my first meeting with my coach Bobbi Amaker ~ Certified Level I coach at USA Triathlon South Midwest Region. She has agreed to work with me and get me a cross the finish line of my first Sprint Distance Triathlon!

I'm a little scared but I know that I can do anything I put my mind to and this is something I've been wanting for a really long time. It will be an open water swim something I've NEVER done but I know with the help of my coach I will do this.

God has blessed me with the friendship of the lady. I've known her since my first Team in Training event when she was my coach for the half marathon. She is an awesome person to have on your side.

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TURBO-GIRL 4/23/2014 5:44PM

    That is fantastic! Talk about an awesome goal. :)

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MYFEETHURT 8/10/2013 5:10PM

  Just checking always...thrilled and amazed. You are can do ANYTHING you set your mind to do. Go for it, Teresa! mary

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NANNBIRD 5/30/2013 11:52PM

    I am so impressed! Keep us posted!

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 5/29/2013 11:19AM

    Teresa, you astound and amaze me all of the time!

What an amazing goal to set and what an amazing woman you are. So darn proud of you!!

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NANNABLACK 5/29/2013 7:21AM

    emoticon emoticon

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SORTIZA99 5/29/2013 4:21AM

    Good day.

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MARTA_M 5/28/2013 11:59PM

    Tri and succeed! Have fun training!

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MELITOD 5/28/2013 11:49PM

    sounds like fun!!!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 5/28/2013 11:18PM

    That is amazing!! How FUN and Challenging will that be??? WOOT WOOT.. I love that your pushing yourself into places you're not exactly comfortable... feels good, eh?

Go girl!

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Riding to Castorville with Jammie the Spin Instructor!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I've been trying to ride with Jammie for the last couple of years but it's never happen. Today it did~what was I thinking! Jammie is a spin instructor at Gold's Gym. I haven't taken her class but I will now. After our ride she was called in to do a class.

We met up at the Exxon on 471 to ride 4 miles short of Castorville. Getting ready she made the comment that it was a little windy(boy was it). We took off and so did the winds. Seemed like for every curve that had no head winds there were two more with straight head winds. Never got a tail wind.

All I can say is that that was the hardest ride I've done in 2 1/2 years. But boy was it fun! Dead but so worth it!

Thanks Jammie! Hope we get to ride again soon and that I get to take your class soon too!

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GODIVADSG 1/31/2013 9:40AM

    There is NOTHING like wind on a bike! I had a ride like that several years ago on scenic loop and I thought I might never ride again! Way to go! You are amazing. Let me know if you ever want to cycle... Have road bike, love to work my legs and I am off from work during the week often! Have you ever done that hill off 471 near that Exxon station? All I can say is I LOVE MY GEARS!!!!!! Ride happy. Dana emoticon

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KA_JUN 1/28/2013 3:39PM

    Ack, headwinds! Sounds like a good ride, though! emoticon

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Goals for 2013 will be all about RIDING!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Riding makes me feel so a LIVE so this year I've decided I am getting back on the bike and shooting for 3000 miles! I have to have a goal in order for me to get that many miles in so here is my game plan!

April 27 ~ Fiesta Wildflower Ride~Metric Century

May 11 ~ Tour de Cure~Century

September ??? ~ 6th Annual Ride to Remember~Metric Century

October ??? ~ MS150

November ~Rock N' Roll Bike Tour

December~Mission to Mission Ride-

I have asked to have Monday and Wednesday evenings off so I can get in rides with the boys. Ray told me if I wanted to complete this goal he would push me as had hard as he can! You have to love friends like that!

God has blessed me with a body that loves to ride, friends that want to help and a will that will do anything with a goal! So let the MILES begain!

First ride of the season was a lone ride with God on last Saturday and I was able to get in 23.85 miles and hoping to have many more.


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GODIVADSG 1/31/2013 9:46AM

    I love that WildFlower ride! We will be up in Marble falls that week end for a Triathlon. (my husband this time!) Sounds like you have a lot of great times to look forward too. And I have to admit I thought to myself you have a lot of tires to fix! I actually don't mind fixing flats! For my birthday last year I got a really nice pair of tires! Love them. Hope you have a blast on your journey to these rides! We need to cycle together.

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NANNABLACK 1/26/2013 8:07AM

    WOW!!! Good luck!!! That's awesome!

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CORNERKICK 1/25/2013 2:01AM

  Way to go!

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POOKASLUAGH 1/24/2013 7:28PM

    Woohoo! You go, girl! :)

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From 2005 til December 31, 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

These photos are from 2005 weighing in at 231ish, 2007 (210ish) plus others.

I decided it was time to see where I was when I moved back from Dallas until today. I was my heaviest in Dallas at 241 but I can't find that photo. The one in 2005 was just a few months before I got to come home and I was at 231. It's the shot with blonde hair. And to think I thought I looked good in that outfit for my nieces wedding(NOT). The one in Team in Training shirt was my first half marathon in 2007 around 210. The others are in that time frame too.

This one was taken this afternoon after the gym. Not really the best to show how far I've come. This morning when I weighed in it was 174.4. I've been down to 171 for a few days.

In 2005 I was wearing a tight 10 and today I can fit into 12s and 14s depending on the cut. I even fit into my daddy's jeans which are a Levi 35 shrink to fit 201's no stretch there.

I'm on the right track and hope that 2013 will bring me to my goal weight of somewhere between 140 to 150.

Here's to a great New Year!

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MYFEETHURT 1/24/2013 12:55PM

  Always so proud of you for your successes. You are an inspiration to more folks than you know. Keep up the good work, Teresa.

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REBECCAMA 1/2/2013 12:44PM

  Way to go Teresa!

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 1/2/2013 10:27AM

    You really moved forward so much in 2012, Teresa. I've been going over my "most inspiring sparkers" list today (10 people who really knock my socks off) and you are right up there on the list. You have always amazed me with your stamina, friendliness, helpfulness, and drive. Can't wait to see what 2013 brings you, my sweet friend!

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NANNBIRD 1/1/2013 5:39PM

    Phenomenal efforts and phenomenal results! Congratulations on your progress so far - can't wait to see how much you accomplish this year!

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POOKASLUAGH 12/31/2012 5:26PM

    I'm hoping I'm right on track with you this year Teresa! We can do this!

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