Monday, September 16, 2013
I've been having really terrible muscle pain and fatigue lately, not related to my food sensitivities. I just can't figure out what's going on.
I've decided to see a doctor on campus Friday to have some bloodwork done... I wonder if I might be hypothyroid, because I seem to have many of the symptoms. *sigh*
In the mean time, I've started taking Siberian Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng). Some people seem to think it helps with low functioning thyroid and to combat muscle pain and fatigue. Also, I'm increasing my iodine and selenium intake. Hopefully it will get me through this week.
I just want to feel like a normal person :(
Note: Hypothyroid and Hashimoto's runs heavily on my mother's side of the family. I've been tested in the past and my results were always normal...but I have suspected sub-clinical hypothyroid in the past.
I don't drink fluoridated water. I don't eat gluten. I avoid refined carbs and sugars for the most part. I try not to eat too much soy, but I've had more of it in the past week or two than I usually eat (possibly a mistake).
Also: I eat a lot of goitrogenic fruits and vegetables. Like, I can't imagine cutting them out completely. But I guess I can try to not eat them raw, and I can limit them to a few days per week. Maybe that will help..
Update: Wow. I took 3 siberian eleuthero pills (morning, noon, and dinner) and I feel much better. This stuff really helped me :) I'm going to keep taking it. It's an endocrine adaptogen. I will still get tested Friday though... better safe than sorry.