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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It had been a year since I had my last physical. I have been feeling a bit tired lately, so I went a day early to have blood drawn and requested a full CDC. When I went to see my doctor today, I discovered that my thyroid has all but shut down. It is functioning at such a low level, that we have to double the medication I am on to regulate it.

It was such a huge relief to find a reason for my fatigue. Hypothryoid Syndrome means that my body is not producing the hormones it needs. This results in weight gain or holding on to weight and fatigue, among other symtoms. I have been so tired lately, and I haven't been losing weight as the rate I've expected (based on my history). This explains both! I can't believe how relieved I feel -- a huge burden of confusion and frustration has been lifted.

So, if you haven't had a check up in a while or are avoiding that next physical, GO! It can make such a difference!
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    I'm glad you went. And now you have an answer so that is always good.
    1817 days ago
    Misc health stuff runs in my family so I've always made sure to at least get a physical each year especially with a lot of diabetes in the family. I missed last year due to vacation and felt like crap about it. This year I'm making sure to go. Especially to make sure my heart is still in great shape. I also like bragging that I'm the healthy one in the family :)
    1818 days ago
    emoticon Isn't it nice when you get the help you need! emoticon
    1818 days ago
    I don't know a lot about thyroid meds but isn't your doctor suppose to check those number more often than once a year?? I am concerned for you. I hope you can go every 3-4 months just to make sure. I am glad you found out what's wrong and I hope you will enjoy your days more now. emoticon Love, Chelsea
    1818 days ago
    Glad you went! Good luck on managing your condition and making progress with your weight loss goals!
    1818 days ago
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