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Taming Of The Thyrew

Post Published: 21 January 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid letters, Jody Turek, hypothyroid patient, hypothyroidism support

Written by: Jody Turek (Hypothyroid Patient)

Oh glorious gland, knower of all things metabolic. Why do you trouble me so? I get these little glimmers of hope that suddenly disappear without leaving a phone number. Can I please have a tantrum right now? A good old throw yourself on the floor and kick and scream tantrum. Anyone want to join me?

Jody Turek

Who can’t relate to wanting to do the drama diva swan dive?! You want to have a tantrum, go for it, say it loud and proud in comments—thy-related or otherwise.

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11 Responses to “Taming Of The Thyrew”

  1. Dori says:

    I would LOVE to join you! I think my entire family would want in on the fun. Let’s grab some of those blowup punching dolls and have at it!

  2. Sheri says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! Thyroid, why are you making me LOSE IT!?!? My temper is getting worse and worse, and yes, that makes me MAD MAD MAD! I wish I could wear a sign that says, “Hypothyroid, May Bite.”

  3. dearthyroid says:

    Dori – YES. YES. YES! Punching dolls. Oh, I love that.


  4. dearthyroid says:


    Get it out, my love. The feeling of thyrage is downright awful, all consuming and deeply frustrating- AND WE CAN’T CONTROL the feelings. Vile, blech, blech, blech.

    Love “Hypothyroid, May Bite”!


  5. Erica says:

    Atleast I am not the only one. When I first went to the Dr. He sent me to therapy insisting that I was depressed and she began telling me that I must be bipolar. Ha what a joke if this damn thyroid was acting normal I would be fine.

  6. Dear Thyroid says:

    Hi Erica;

    You are not alone! Sadly, so many patients are pawned off on therapists or given anti-depressants, or misdiagnosed for mental disorders such as bipolar, etc. Really, the culprit is our thyroids.

    Are you seeing a new doctor? Are you getting the treatment you need? How are you coping now?


  7. amy says:

    That is so true! Everything seems fine one minute(the glimmer of hope) and then like someone flipped a switch my mood can totally shift into a not so nice place! Why? Esp after it has been really good. And then with another flip of the switch everything is fine…Ugh! Amy

  8. Erica says:

    Not seeing a new Dr.just had another adjustment that is terribly wrong. Don’t have to worry about that therapist anymore as she said I was too unstable for a private practice. Ha it was a waste of time and money anyhow. Just wish I could get rid of the ugly thy monster. My little one diserves so much more than the jekyl and thyde. What I can’t understand is why Dr.s don’t recognize symptoms that seam so common in a very common disease.

  9. Lolly says:

    Jody can I shout with you, I can shout loud and bite hard.
    It’s duck for cover when Lolly is having one of her thymoments.
    Although I must admit they are not half as bad as they used to be.
    At the moment I want to rant and rave don’t think it’s thyroid related just stresses of moving house for my daughter i will be glad when she has moved in but then it won’t stop there other jobs for me to do I think I have lost at least 7lbs in the last week.

    Note to self must get labs checked soon too cus it could be fucked up thyroid levels.

    Jody you ever tried going outside and screaming at the top of your lungs if I can’t fucking sleep no other fucker will too, only the birds knew what I was on about cus they’re the fuckers that were making such a racket at an ungodly hour.
    I hid when the men in white coats came a knocking pretended to be asleep.

    Great letter short, but straight to the point.


  10. Shan says:

    Jody, I wish I could have a tantrum and let it all out. Sure I feel sad about mine and my daughter’s hashi’s, but either I havn’t reached the anger stage yet, or the disease has turned off my feelings. When I was undiagnosed and nuts I hated, but now I just love. I fired my doctor this morning as our argument over my need to be understood was getting nowhere. I never got angry and only felt the slightest bit of stress. What is it when your feelings seem to be shut off, or is this normal? Maybe I need scream therapy.

  11. yodat/Jody says:

    I say we all get together and have a good group yell! 🙂 I am not sure what I was feeling when I wrote this letter. But at the time it felt great to get it out. This was my yelling. It was great to read your tantrums! Keep it up gals.

    Lolly – I am so glad the men it white coats didn’t get to you. I would of had sad. 🙂

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