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Thursday, April 07, 2005

A Beginning

Now that I am dealing with hypothyroidism, I find that my "forgetter" is working MUCH better than my "rememberer." I realized just how bad it had gotten when I got home after my doctor's appointment on Monday and realized that the ONLY symptom I'd told her that I had or was bothering me was tiredness--physical, mental, etc., but still!!! What about feeling like crap after (and even while) walking to work? It's only a mile, and I've been doing it daily for about 3-1/2 years—not that it's gotten any easier! What about needing to slow down to a snail's pace when going up ANY grade at all, no matter how gentle?

I also forgot about my first week of not being able to work full-time—and neglected to mention that I'd continued working full-time when I REALLY needed to just collapse. Geez.

I got blood drawn after that meeting, and should get the results tomorrow. I've done broader, more in-depth research on hypothyroidism, its treatment, and common symptoms. In doing so, I've discovered that natural thyroid is far more likely to be effective, so I called this morning and left a message requesting that change, too. Synthroid doesn't read too well--and I'm not feeling well on it.

Last week ... or was it the week before? Yeah, it was ... I got sent home within 5 minutes of arriving at work because I looked so bad. That nearly happened again today, and a co-worker told me to stay home tomorrow—I told him that I'd wait until tomorrow to make that decision, though I probably should just stay home—I'm making too many mistakes!

Oh, yeah--I've been on antidepressants for about 4 years now, and tried to begin weaning off, but depression crept right back in & my P-doc told me to stay on the full dose until I get my thyroid properly regulated.

Maybe if I remember to write in here and remember to read it and maybe print some out before going back to the doctor, life will get simpler and easier to handle with less energy--and hopefully gain some energy sometime soon, through more accurate communication.

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