I have been pretty cryptic about what’s been going on with me medically. Up till now, I have been a pretty open book. However, I’ve been having some issues for some time now. I’m tired. I’m having issues thinking straight (makes blogging incredibly difficult), I cry a lot because I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I found a doctor and he’s been doing a ton of bloodwork. Here’s what we know —
I’m vitamin D deficient. So I’m 10,000 units of Vitamin D a day.
The second problem I have is my thyroid. Due to me having many of the symptoms, my diagnosis I got today was Hashimoto’s Disease. In Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, your immune system attacks your thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). (<---That's from the Mayo Clinic) In a nutshell, I feel like shit every. single. day. Some days I barely can get my butt out of bed to take the kids to school. Again, this is why I had to close my blog Lisa Reviews and I'm moving the reviews to this blog. I couldn't handle it anymore. A normal persons thyroid antibodies are between 5 - 34. Mine is 271. I knew two weeks ago they thought Hashimoto's. I was holding off posting about this because I thought we were putting together a plan of action. What I didn't know was that all my doctor was going to do today was put me on a vitamin. Needless to say, I'm not happy. My functioning level sucks and I don't know what I'm going to do if this gets worse. I have days that I literally drive the kids to school and go back to bed, get them from school and deal with them to Bill gets home, and then go back to bed. It sucks. Here's what the doctor wants me to do and I just spend $100 for a months worth of vitamins that I'm not happy about: 1. No diet soda. I've done that and ummm, I feel worse not drinking the stuff. 2. I'm living on Caffiene because I can't function right now. Of course, we aren't dealing with that at all. The non-functioning seems to be getting ignored. I'm closing blogs and losing money and side work that I do because of it. 3. He wants me to go gluten free. I basically refused. A. I can't afford it. B. Nobody sells it around me and I refused to drive an hour to go to Whole Paycheck (aka whole foods). C. Plus nobody in my house will eat it. D. I am having issues making dinner for my family. Where the hell am I suppose to get the energy to make a second meal for myself? 4. No soy. 5. No trans fats. 6. No fast food. 7. No processed foods. 8. Oh yeah, I'm lactose intolerant so no dairy. 9. No high fructose corn syrup. Ummm, so WTF am I suppose to eat? I've put on 18 lbs in 6 weeks and I've basically done nothing different. I'm going to be honest -- I just spent the afternoon crying because basically, they aren't going to do shit. Oh yeah, here's the vitamin list: 1. 10000 units of Vitamin D 2. Thyroscsin (the thyroid vitamin supplement) 3. Fish Oil 4. Ortho Biotic (the priobiotic) Okay, so that's what is up with me. I'm putting myself out there for you all. I don't have a thick skin anymore with all this crap going on, so please be gentle. If you have this, what are they doing for you? I'll happily share any of my numbers that are deficient. If you are local to me, I'll take referrals to doctors because I'm thinking I may need a second opinion. And if you know me in real life, as much as I hate hugs, give me one anyway. 🙂