Advice: How do you fight the ongoing fatigue?
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Some people think Hypothyroidism and all its side effects are a joke. I've even met doctors that think the same way and since I'm part of the medical profession, I feel like we all have to look at how the patient is actually coping with the condition and not just lab results.
4 years ago, before becoming a Medical Assistant and learning about all these conditions, a doctor put me on medication I shouldn't be on and a high dosage on top of that. This began my hypothyroidism and put my whole body out of whack.
Now I am constantly dealing with it. Including the bone numbing fatigue. I've been told by different doctors that I'm just lazy because they don't believe in hypothyroidism! I know differently. I'm on medication but its still incredibly hard to move and do things, even though I'm do desperate to do things.
***So my question is to fellow Sparkers who have hypothyroidism or not: How do you fight the fatigue and keep going? Any advice will help, I just want to know how different people deal with this.