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Saturday, May 04, 2013

So I haven't made an update in a while because I've just been ... well where do I start? First, I was taking levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism and I did not like it at all. Felt worse then before I started. All the symptoms I was feeling before, seem to have been exaggerated with the medication. I told the doc, that I was not going to be taking that anymore. He told me to wait a while so it would get out of my system and then he would take more blood tests. I finally went in this Tuesday for the labs and I'll be getting the results next week.

The first time, he only did the TSH test and I have since read that this test is not very reliable as it does not give the full picture of whats going on with the thyroid system. So this time I got the TSH, T3, T4, and 2 other tests that I can't remember the names of. As for my lymph-node problem, I have yet to get a biopsy.

After countless days of foggy brain and exhaustion, I think I've somehow reached a bit of a clearing. Don't know how it happened or how long it will last but I'm taking advantage of it and getting a few thing done that I have put off. I've been doing ok the last couple of days so hopefully I will have the energy for a fun birthday party for my youngest this Sunday. He'll be turning 4. emoticon

My weight has been holding at around 160, so although it's not what I would like to see, it's not a bad thing despite not doing any exercise. Not sure if this is because I'm exhausted all the time or if it's a mental thing where I have psyched myself into feeling too tired to exercise. I did attempt to do some low impact cardio the other day but I only got about 5minutes in before feeling my legs were turning into lead weights. I'm only 31, and this makes me feel pretty pathetic. No offense to anyone else, I just don't know how to go about this. I've read tons of articles, been on several forums, and seen many videos but with the foggy brain, it's a jumble of info being thrown at me. GRRR! Just need some baby steps.

Anyway, life is a bit crazy at the moment but I'm glad to have a wonderful husband and great kids.
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MJ-SHE-BEAST 5/5/2013 4:48PM

    I sure can feel for you and the thyroid issues. I've struggled with mine for over 25 years now. It took a while to find what worked for me, and I still have to have my meds tweaked now and then. I had tumor on my thyroid 18 months ago and that was not fun, either!

As to the work out and how tired and how your legs felt like lead...it is what happens both when you start working out AND when you have metabolic issues. Truth is...baby steps. Do a little, rest...do a little more as soon as you are able. Before you know it you will be going longer and stronger. Hope you get this all figured out with the doctor very soon!

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