A not so great Dr appt is leading to new hopes
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I always knew I had thyroid problems. Ever since I was a teen. Every blood test showed I was "borderline" hypothyroid. I had every symptom in the symptom book of hypo - hair loss, low labido, weight gain, dry skin and hair, moody, and a host of other things. Too many to list. Well, being " borderline" no Dr ever wanted to do anything about it. The past year or 2 things have gotten so much worse - I couldn't wake up when it was time, needed naps all day long and honestly I felt like death. So, finally after much research I decided to find another Dr. Someone would would LISTEN to my list of symptoms, give my all the blood tests I needed ( FT3 an FT4, along with the TSH and also vit D and a CBC and lipid panel. As I thought I was no longer "borderline". I had full blown hypothyroid. Not only that but diabetes and low vit D and low progesterone - all due to thyroid. I was mad. If they had treated me way back when things wouldn't have gotten as bad as they are. All I can do now is take my thyroid replacement pill, and work my rear off daily to lose weight and fix all this.
2 weeks on synthroid and my symptoms have improved but I know it will take a few adjustments of the synthroid to get the correct dosage and my levels corrected. Along with it I am taking 5000 iu's of vit D and a good multi.
I am walking 3 miles , 5 days a week.
To anyone who thinks they have hypo symptoms, listen to your body and find a Dr willing to hear you out and test you.