On top of all the stuff I have to deal with, I have to deal with my own stinking issues……
Thyroid disease sucks.
Just wanna say it.
Here is a link to a great blog about Thyroid disease.
I also just added myself to a Facebook group:
I am not new to Thyroid thing, but I don’t know that I have really REALLY paid much attention to it. Now, as I am struggling with symptoms that seem to be thyroid related, I am doing some research about optimal “numbers” for the many tests for Hypothyroidism. I am frustrated because I feel like my doctor is not listening. I am going to look for an endocrinologist.
Here is a list of symptoms associated with Hypothyroid:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Unexplained weight gain
- Cravings for sugar and carbohydrates
- Puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
- Impaired memory (“Brain fog”)
The bolded ones are ones I am experiencing. I have been dealing with some of the others but not in great amounts. For instance, I have always lost tons of hair when I am combing it etc, but lately I feel like I am losing more. Last year, I started having bleeding before my period was to start. I didn’t even think that either one of these were thyroid related.
Here is the link to another article with explains a lot about the six key tests:
I hope that I can share better news soon.