Friday, June 01, 2007

My bloodwork this month

is actually starting to reflect all the hard work I've been doing!! For the first time in - ahh - ever - my bloodwork and my symptoms are matching up. My thyroid meds are finally mimicking their long lost compadre and I am feeling decent. My B12 levels are up and in a really good place. My Vit D is still dodgy, but we're working on it and now that I know it's fat soluable and I'll take it properly (why do they do that??)
My free T3 and free T4 levels are almost perfect. This is honestly, the best doctors appointment I've had in a long time.

My adrenals are starting to get better too, so we're dropping my liothyranine med down a smidge to reflect my functioning adrenals. Liothyranine is a T3 only med, my body wasn't converting T4 into T3 because of the low adrenal this is exciting news - apparently my body is starting to convert again!!

Word to the wise: DO NOT EVER LET THEM YANK ANYTHING OUT OF YOUR BODY THAT IS THERE FOR A REASON WITHOUT A SERIOUSLY GOOD EXPLANATION AND AT LEAST A SECOND OPINION. Life with a underactive/unmedicated thyroid disease was hard. Life without a thyroid gland at harder. And, I am soooooo grateful that I have found a doctor who believes me and not just the numbers and thinks outside the box. If it wasn't for her and her support - I honestly think I would've committed myself already or committed something fairly heinous. My mental health was dancing really close to the edge and that is totally related to thyroid disease. It isn't always JUST depression. When every 2nd person you meet is on an's time to question the system. Quick fix? Easy answer? Dunno. But, I sure am glad I took this fork in the road.

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