Monday, April 7, 2008


A little venting today, sorry Chris. I was diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid when I was 5 months pregnant with Riley, everything was tested and thankfully came back negative. However, it does affect my thyroid levels, you know the ones that affect your metabolism and energy level. The problem is that my levels are borderline, hypothyroidism, but not within the levels where medication is prescribed. What is a person to do? While I normally shy away from taking any medication that I might not need, this problem is driving me crazy. The endocrinologist has not given me any suggestions on ways to increase my energy level, not feel perpetually tired, or lose weight, nor will he give me medication to help with any of these things. So while we wait for my thyroid to shrink back down to normal size and,hopefully, function, I am stuck with limited energy to play with my kids, constant exhaustion, and working hard and eating right, while the scales stay the same.

If anyone has a suggestion on a way to solve this problem, I would love to hear from you. If you want to vent about your own medical situation, please leave a comment. I know how you feel.

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