My dear friend lethargy

Posted at March 19th, 2010 by cosmo

It’s amazing what you can get used to, if acclimated to it a bit at a time. Several years ago, I started having a hard time getting through the afternoon upright. I credited it to stress. First stress from one thing, then another. Other little changes subtly occured as well. My once long nails became brittle and my greasy break out prone skin began to dry up. (credited that to age. Late 30’s and acne prone? COMEON!) Achy fingers in the cold. My ever increasing addiction to fiber pills. My inability to finish a thought. My hair began falling out at an alarming rate.

OK. No surprise there. As someone put it to me once, putting hair dye in my hands was like handing a child matches. Seriously. Twice I’ve screwed up my hair so badly, I’ve simply shaved my head and started over.

All these issues began slowly, and I incorporated them into my life. It’s what happens when you get older. Right?

Maybe. Maybe not. I’m sitting outside that pharmacy waiting for Dash to wake up, so I can pick up my prescription for thyroid. Turns out I’m not old and lazy, I have hypothyroidism. Basically, my metabolism is running really…. Really…. Reaaaally slowly. A 5.0 slow. The dr wants it down around 2.

I got this news a month a go and didn’t do anything about it because of the frustration of trying to get in to see an endocrioligist with my lovely HMO, but our new IVF Dr is starting me on it in preparation for our upcoming cycle. She swears I’ll feel amazing in a week.

Then, start meds and feel like crap again. >:-/

I also talked to a friend who had a level almost as high as mine, who swore starting thyroid changed her life.

It’s so weird to think that ANY of these symptoms will go away, let alone most of them.

Maybe. I’ll believe it when I feel it. I don’t want to get my hopes up, but it’s hard not to.

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