Friday, August 03, 2012
Ever heard of it? Yeah, me either - until a few weeks ago. Apparently, I have it. For years I've been chasing around a list of mysterious symptoms with no cause... medical doctors think I'm nuts & need anti-depressants, so I've been seeking out information through more natural / holistic means. I thought it was my thyroid - no. I've messed with cutting out carbs because of a candida overgrowth (yeast) and had great results. But still there is something missing. It's like I'm doing everything (that I know to do) right & yet, I'm still not as well as I know I can be. Is it just the aging process? I was hoping not.
I am tired (sometimes, it depends what I eat & drink)
I am cold - all the time. My hands/feet are freezing even in hot weather.
I can't think straight, get confused & use the wrong words - foggy brain.
I've lost all interest in ... ahem, my love life. Nuff said.
So a few weeks ago I went for a breast thermography ~ I'm not keen on mammograms because of radiation exposure but needed to do something because I have painful breast lumps. I've put off dealing with it for WAY too long & my friends have already reamed me out because I've never mentioned my lumps to anyone - ever - not even my husband. Dunno how she knew but the lady doing the test told me that I'm estrogen dominant. I came home & looked up symptoms & what I should do about it. Why have I never heard of this before? Why have doctors never looked into a hormone imbalance? UGH! So, I ordered a few books & some progesterone cream but I feel so isolated because this is not anything I've heard of & I'm afraid the hick country doctors will really think I've lost it.
It's all so overwhelming. I need to get this under control. I have an area that is not looking so good on my thermography report. I go back in 3 months for another & possibly a sonogram. I don't want "the C-word". I want to be strong, healthy & vibrant. I eat right, I exercise, I get enough sleep, and I have very little stress. I have everything going for me & now I'm arming myself with knowledge. I think I've finally found the key that I've been missing to unlock dramatic change for the better.
If you've read all this, thanks. I don't like thinking about this stuff, let alone talking about it. I feel safe here in my little "blog corner". And I just needed to unload.