RSS Feed

Hormones Gone Wild

Morticia

Today I met with a hormone specialist due to a suggestion from my mother. She told me she had low thyroid and it was likely genetic and urged me to pay a visit to her doctor, good call mom. After some blood tests and thyroid tests it was determined that I have incredibly low thyroid and the metabolism of an elderly sloth. This explains why I can’t seem to lose weight no matter what I do and why I have such bad fatigue even when my fibromyalgia is under control. I start taking adrenal support supplements, iodine treatments, and thyroid medication this next week and anticipate positive change. They told me I may feel better immediately or it could take several months, I am hoping for the former. They also told me my difficult periods and fibrous breast tissue is related to most of my hormones being out of whack and even explain my nausea and vomiting! As a result of this information I am thinking I will postpone my endoscopy for a few months and see if this helps the nausea. Something that was interesting was that my blood results mimicked those of someone with Hashimoto’s which is an autoimmune thyroid disease. I say mimicked because the doctor felt the high inflammation and white count were results of the RA/RD and sjogren’s. So that was interesting, he wants to keep an eye on it to ensure I do not actually have Hashimoto’s. In short I’m very glad I listened to my mother and look forward to feeling more like a functional person.

Advertisements

One response »

  1. Wow, Maddie, I’m so glad you got tested!!  I have great expectations for improvement for you.  I agree with you that the sooner the better.  The genetic factor must be strong in our family:  I was put on thyroid when I was 10 or 11.  My sister and mother (your great-aunt and your great-grandmother) also took it. Good news!

    From: RA Supergirl To: joschneider13@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:12 PM Subject: [New post] Hormones Gone Wild #yiv8791342492 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8791342492 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8791342492 a.yiv8791342492primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8791342492 a.yiv8791342492primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8791342492 a.yiv8791342492primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8791342492 a.yiv8791342492primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8791342492 WordPress.com | RA Supergirl posted: “Today I met with a hormone specialist due to a suggestion from my mother. She told me she had low thyroid and it was likely genetic and urged me to pay a visit to her doctor, good call mom. After some blood tests and thyroid tests it was determined that” | |

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Young Yet Infertile

Surviving an unexpected pregnancy & single motherhood after IVF, miscarriage, heartbreak & divorce

PITMINI

I'M NOT LUCKY BUT BLESSED

Rheumi Warrior

The pain you feel today, is the strength you have tomorrow!

Carla's Corner

Day by day with RA ...

Teachers In UAE

Have you ever taught or are thinking about teaching in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates

WalkingThroughPain

Join me as I live my life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia

Lachlan + Cathy

Welcome to the House of Payne

Queer Guess Code

Unraveling Sex and Gender in Pop Culture

Does Your Journey Seem Long?

Living in the Colors...

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

%d bloggers like this: