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Hypothyroidism Finally Being Treated

Friday, April 08, 2011

I took my first dose of my medication this morning. We'll just have to see how things go from here. I'm very positive about this. I'm so tired of looking online to find out others' experiences with thyroid medication only to find that no one seems to share a positive story. That can be depressing for someone who is new to this disease. So, I've decided to stay away from all boards like that. My experience is going to be my experience and how I react to this journey is solely up to me. Here's to, BEING better.


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CHEETARA79 4/8/2011 12:30PM

    Great news! I'm glad you got this taken care of. The only positive story I know about thyroid meds is this one lady started taking them and her straight hair started growing in curly. I love curly, natural hair. emoticon

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Trying to get back into action...

Monday, April 04, 2011

I haven't logged on in a while. Been dealing with issues stemming from the hypothyroidism that seem to have knocked me off track for a bit. I was dropped by my endocrinologist because she no longer takes my insurance and I'm unable to see the new endo. until mid May. That definitely sucks because the doctor dropped me post radiation treatment and prior to beginning medication. So, as of right now I'm kind of just stuck with symptoms getting worse.

Anywho...finally decided that there's no need to wallow in it. It is what it is...I need to get back on track and do my best to fit in some activities in spite of the extreme fatigue and muscle issues. Things will get better. :)


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    I actually found out yesterday that my primary care doctor could actually treat me. When I called in February to tell him that I was dropped by the endo. he didn't realize that it was post radiation and simply told me to find another endo. But, I made an appointment to sit down with him and once we talked he had new labs drawn and will call with results and even get me started on meds based on the results of the labs.

I am so relieved to be on the road back to feeling normal!

Thanks for the post!


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CHEETARA79 4/4/2011 1:23PM

    Your primary care physician may be able to manage your hypothyroidism if that's all it is. If you have a thyrotoxic crisis or anything that severe then you will have to see an endocrinologist.

Sorry to hear you're struggling with this.

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All I Can Say is....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Girl Scout cookies are evil!!!!! Why do they have to stand right in front of the grocery store doors??? LOL! Luckily, I've given the rest away. emoticon


To Have a Cheat Day or Not Have a Cheat Day

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I discovered something this weekend. I don't do well with cheat days. Actually, I tend to lose my mind.LOL! I decided that I was going to indulge on Saturday and that actually turned into indulging all weekend. I mean REALLY indulging...put the cupakes (yes, plural) down and walk away kind of indulging. So, you live and learn. I learned that this weekend, if I veer off of my plan and decide to indulge for a day ( and one day only) I can only indulge in a new low fat dessert recipe. I like to cook...especially new things. This way I can indulge that desire and still know that I'm not undoing any of the good work I've done during the week.

This week is off to a really good start. I stuck to good eating and I walked for an hour yesterday. I've done the same thing so far today. We'll see if I get to squeeze in my light strength work out today. Wish me luck.

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KEYKEY35 3/9/2011 7:10PM

    I understand where you are coming from...At least your indulging moment was for the weekend...mine was off and on for 2 weeks...I just got it back together, just got a little sick this week but ready to get back on point...That 2 weeks of doing what I wanted to do reminded me of how I got to be in the position I am in now...I gained 5lbs in that 2 week period...I agree with not indulging and keeping on when I have that moment of sweet or chocolate or sugar I now grab my 100 calorie snack pack...I was on a continuous stage of losing when I was doing that so I got to stick with what I need...I wish you well and encourage you to NO MORE INDULGING...LOL...KEEP IT UP AND BECOME THE emoticon OF THIS BATTLE...

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S_MARTIN2005 3/9/2011 7:04PM

    Good Luck! Hey we all have days like that where we go off track, but it's o.k. because we just get back on track the next day. You can do it! emoticon

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"Okay" start to the new plan

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So, yesterday marked my official start to this new program and I have to say that I'm really enjoying Spark thus far. I like being able to track items. Tracking keeps me honest with myself about what I'm actually eating and how nutritious it is...or isn't. Yesterday's eating could have been much better, could have also been worse. I didn't have a soda and I didn't stop at any fast food places after leaving the grocery store. That's good for me. I also walked for 45 minutes even though I wasn't up to it. I'm glad I did. My daughter and I stopped during our walk ( I push her in the stroller) and she got to "talk" to the ducks and that's always fun to do with her. I would have missed out on that if I decided to give in to the laziness. :)

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SPICY0NE 3/2/2011 2:24PM

    Wow! That sounds like a very successful start to me!!!! Way to go!!! Keep us posted on your progress. emoticon

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PKPASUPULA 3/2/2011 1:38PM

  good. emoticon

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NANCYANNE1956 3/2/2011 1:30PM

    Way to go. Enjoy your time with your daughter

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