Thyrants March 1-6 Thyroid Patient Laments
Marya Leaich Many times when I come here, I end up ranting. Today, I would like to say something positive just so that I can feel good about something. I think we can often get into the rut of ranting and forgetting the good things in life. Positive today: I saw the sun shining, my husband told me he loved me at least 4 times today, I am alive, and though I am not feeling my best today, I know that a lot of worse things could be going on in my life right now
Hans-Dieter Honscheid Thyroid symptoms are bad enough alone, add a common cold and you really feel miserable.
Stephanie Lawton Got back my test results. I’m still hyper, which I knew, but since I have cancer, they want my TSH levels suppressed, so I have to keep feeling pretty lousy and not sleeping, you know, forever. Kind of depressed about it obviously.
Ruth Garcia I need to rant. This is so not fair. I just spent 50 bucks on medicine so I can feel somewhat normal! Am I expected to do this for the rest of my life??? We go through crappy doctors that tell us we’re fine when we very much don’t feel close to fine. Then if we are lucky enough to find a dr that will listen and prescribe natural thyroid, hormone the pharmaceutical company decides to stop making it. Then if we find a pharmacy that will compound it for us our insurance doesn’t cover it! WTF??? Why can’t a thyrollicious girl get ahead?
Regina Cintron Hair on the ground, hair on the ground. I could make a wig wit all my hair that’s on the ground! Let’s adjust my meds… AGAIN! It’s been over a year now!
Marie Poling I’m afraid I may be setting myself up for failure. I have signed up for grad school. It’s a distance program so most of the time I can stay home, which is what I do anyway. Unfortunately, I have a week long residency ahead of me with all day classes. The food available is Marriott. I talked to them and the only thing I can have is their meat (I, didn’t list factory farm meat as a limitation, bleah!) No way. So I’ll be juggling classes with having to try and cook for myself. Even when my conditions are optimal, I get so weak and so tired so quickly. I’m terrified that I’ve made a terrible decision but I want so badly to move on with my life. I don’t want to be at thyroid prisoner! Wish me luck!
Melanie Genot That doctors don’t take the time to listen or care when it’s about your thyroid.
April Frandsen-Mateus I am tired of being tired! I’m 34 and feel like I’m 50! I have been hypothyroid for 10 years! My meds were uped 3 months ago from synthroid 112 to Levoxyl 150! In hopes of shrinking a 3cm nodule on my thyroid (which did not work)! Now my dr gave me 3 choices.
1: ignore it
One is not an option! And he could not tell me which of the other choices was better for me! All of this is adding to the fatigue! I am a wife and mother of three who teaches kindergarten! I don’t have time for TIRED!
Gina Kinderdine Elson Oh, April, I am in the same boat with you, same levels, teach 5th grade and 2 kids..add in husband who likes the house cleaner than what I can get it. being frustrated makes me tired too
Elaine Bastajian I am so tired of being tired and I don’t even have a husband and kids to worry about! You ladies are Troopers!!!, I did take care of my elderly father back in the mid to late 90s, so I do understand a little of what you are going through. My dad, bless his heart, was like the child I never had. I’m also tired of being cold!!! I’ve been going through this for 20 years~~I’ll be 60 in July and feel like I’m 80 :~(
Sherrie Osterman I just went for bloodwork, and my doctor is only testing my t4 level, what is with that? Why wouldn’t he test both my t3 and my t4 level? I think it’s time he sends me to an endocrenologist. The one in his practice does not specialize in thryoid problems, only on diabetes. Will not see patients for thyroid issues. This practice has over 40, doctors, in all different kinds of specialties. This is one of the specialties that they don’t have, and I do not think that our small suburb does not have one, so I may have to travel 100 miles one way to see one. My results will be back tomorrow. If he tells me that my t4 is above a 2, and he says that is ‘normal’ we’re going to have ‘words’.
Elaine Bastajian OK, I’ll rant. After I had my thyroidectomy 20 years ago, my doctors told me I’d be “fine”, but they lied to me :~/ Cancer free, yes, but feeling “normal”, a big NO!!!
Sandy Plant O’Donnell I’ll rave. I’m feeling good. It’s such a treasure to feel normal again!, Thank you NT for coming back on the market, thank you my primary care doc for listening to me and letting my tsh stay low low low and thank you to all the web resources that taught me how to fight for what makes me feel good and also the web resources that taught me how to eat healthier.
Kaytee Sumida For me, the “routine” thyroid test always has just been TSH level. If that is “normal”, the rest aren’t done unless the dr specifically orders them, AND they are not ordered along with “routine” bloodwork…. I had to have blood drawn twice for my last dr visit– even though the FreeT3 and T4 were ordered (because I’m on thyroid meds), they were not done the first time because it was for a routine physical.
Cyndi Potts Woodruff I went to my endo on the 1st. He raised my Levoxyl back up to 175mcg and I will still take my Cytomel twice a day. Sp, let’s see if this will help. I’m so over how I’ve been feeling lately.
Sherrie Osterman I am going to post my blood test results here and I please want opinions as to whether or not they are ‘healthy’. Ladies I need your help. I owe my girlfriend for finding this group, she had thyroid cancer.
Kelsey Newman Lauder uugg. I felt so great on natural thyroid for 3 days ( i just tried it..then I think went hyper for a few days, lowered my dose..now I’m tired again!! But at least I’m happy I found that natural thyroid works much better for me than synthroid..just have to find the right dose!!
Larissa Askew I had to wait to see my Endo Dr for 3 hrs only for him to tell me. That I should have just gotten my blood taken last week and I need to see him in May. 🙂
Amy Elizabeth Parker My throat hurts, not like a sore throat but, like my thyroid hurts. And seem to pull a ton of hair out of my brush every morning. I think I should call my Dr. She usually doesn’t check levels until the end of the first trimester(6 more weeks). I just want to be on top of things. What do you guys think?
Angel Strecker sometimes….I just don’t have the energy to care!!!!
Nikki Hundt Prohaska What does a thyroid really do? I asked myself about 7 years ago, this all in my head – while I watched the last breaths of air leaving my father’s body as he was now dying of cancer. I was consumed by insane questions flooding my head as I was watching him die, as I was diagnosed with Graves disease – (after a bogus TSH test came positive) – the day before he passed. That’s right! Ã¢â‚¬” NOT the TSI Graves antibody testing that CONFIRMS you have autoimmune disease – but the lousy, stupid, shitty TSH – so many have come to hate!, Not saying Goodbye to him right, to mend my soul to let go and to go on myself – but thyroid fears overtaking me is something I have now for life.
Stacey Barrett Just started taking Desicated Thyroid & Iron on Monday. Feel great, the iron is causing some gas n stomach stuff, but nothing too extreme. The Thybloat is diminishing from my abdomen very quickly. High energy, carpal tunnel symptoms gone, feeling a little randy (woo hoo)…really good. One question. I am feeling a little foggy behind my eyes, & still have thyroid foggy brain…I am on only 1 grain/60 mg for the first two weeks…is this normal, any ideas? I dont want to bring this concern to my Dr as I am afraid she will take me off the Thyroid and put me back on Synthroid only.
Flying With Broken Wings by Sarah Downing goes live today, too. She’s discussing relationships, thyroid issues, sexual issues and much more! Stay tuned.
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