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.
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.