Monday, October 17, 2005

I just received some very good news from my doctor's office. The results came back on the bloodwork I had done three weeks ago. Not ONE test came back normal. My glucose is too high, my thyroid level is high, something is abnormal with my calcium, and there were abnormal cells in my urine test. Now you are probably wondering why I feel this is GOOD news and not bad. I'll tell you why. Aside from the pain I have every month, I have been feeling terrible. I have not slept properly without sleeping pills in months. My appetite has increased ten fold and I have been eating like a horse, but I still lost 3 pounds in the last 3 months. I have been suffering from anxiety attacks, rapid heartbeat, and what I thought were severe hot flashes. Everyone at work cannot figure out what is up with me. I am usually the cold one in the room, but for the last 2 months I am sweating while everyone else is turning the air down. I have been feeling extemely fatigued during the day, but unable to sleep at night. Well guess what? These are ALL symptoms of hyperthyroidism! I am not crazy!!!!
I have actually begun seeing a psychiatrist for some of these symptoms! The unexplained anxiety attacks and insomnia now have an explanation! There is a physical reason for all of these symptoms. My thyroid levels are high. This has never happened to me before. I have been taking thyroid meds for close to 6 years now, but that is because my levels have always been low. Since taking the medication, they have been fine, within the normal range. Not once in 6 years has my test come back high. So I will have my blood tested again in the next week, and then the doctor will adjust my medication accordingly. I pray that it makes these terrible symptoms go away. I just want to feel normal again. I hope my glucose level is more normal too, because no way do I want to have to start dealing with diabetes on top of everything else!

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