Thyroid, Help A Guy Out, Huh?!
I wonder what plagues you so, and why do you make my life a living hell at times? I hate the way you clog my brain when I want to do a simple task and you make it difficult. How you toyed with my mind and made me manic one week and depressed the other. I am an artist but the ups and downs really take a toll on me…..how about a happy medium?
Sometimes it’d seem like I would feel better when I stopped taking the .175 of Levothyroxine. Less manic, more calm, able to think, maybe a little less energy, but I felt better for awhile. I could collect my thoughts; my creativity seemed to come back for awhile. Then, I get stomach bloating, depression,
I’m a guy! I shouldn’t get stomach bloating.
And to be honest…..lately I felt like a human slug, I’m only a few pounds overweight, but I feel lethargic, toxic, irritable; I yell at my 4 year old for something I probably wouldn’t usually yell at him for.
I sleep late almost every day and it seems to make no difference. I went to bed at 9 the other night and woke up at around 9am and still felt tired. At times, depression seems worse than ever and I know you’re partly to blame. I constantly look back for clues, like a private detective who retraces his steps to make sure he hasn’t left anything out while trying to solve a crime. Trying to figure out if anything, that I may have done wrong to get this horrible disease? Pieces of the puzzle, so many pieces missing, only a few have been found, everyone’s case is different.
Now, I have no insurance; I’ve accrued over $1500 in urgent care and emergency visits. I have no primary care provider cuz I’m unemployed right now.
Most doctors don’t want to write more than 2-3 months of prescriptions, cause they want to be able to monitor your TSH. That’s why the last time I ran out for almost a month my TSH was up to 42. I didn’t think it was going to be that high.
Dear thyroid, tell me how to fix you.
(BIO) A little bit about myself; I’m a forty-two year old male who was diagnosed with Hashimotos around 2004-2005. It’s hard to remember the exact date or year, because it seems like a blur in the memory, even though I recall doctors bringing it up when they look my records up on occasion. I remember getting home from the warehouse job I had held for 8years in total and being very tired. Usually, I would always have energy to do something I enjoyed like biking, hiking, but not that day. I plopped down on the couch and felt and said to myself: “something is wrong with me…….I feel like I don’t have any energy to get up.” I went to the doctor and he ran a series of tests; diabetes, cancer…etc. He said; “all your tests came back negative, but I’m going to run one more.’ I soon found out my TSH was in the 16 range.
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