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!