Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Well. Now it makes sense.

The hair loss.
The constant fatigue I couldn't shake.
Dark circles under my eyes.
Uber dry skin.
Apathy and loss of energy.
Aches and pains that never go away.
Highly irritable Michelle.
No, we're not pregnant.

My pesky little thyroid hasn't been working.  Looking back on it, the symptoms started in December but when you work full time, are running 3 -5 times a week, and have a toddler to chase, you can shake off the symptoms.  I should have realized when the weight wasn't coming off with the running and eating healthy that something was wrong.  But, of course, I attributed that to cheating and I was losing inches.

I met with the wonderful Dr. M yesterday afternoon and he readjusted my meds.  I have to go back in 4 months.  I am constantly amazed at how that one little gland can affect SO many parts of my health.  Hopefully, the adjustment to the meds, along with the addition of 2000 i.u.i of Vitamin D, should have me back to myself by this weekend.    


  1. Good. Glad you got it figured out. Hopefully you'll notice the changes soon!

  2. Wow!
    So glad you went to the doctor...fatigue and no pounds lost equals YUK!
    That is amazing that the thyroid can impact so many things!
    Hope you feel fabulous soon!

  3. Oh no! :( Hope you're back to yourself soon!

  4. All I have to say is that I am SO proud of you for actually going to the doctor and not just blowing it off! Hope it kicks in soon! Take care of you!

  5. My friend had a lot of those same symptoms and found out it was her thyroid too! In fact, they told her it may be the reason she wasn't getting pregnant (she had been trying). Isn't it amazing how that one gland can cause SOOOOO many problems? Well I hope you start to feel better soon my dear!


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