Thursday, 22 May 2014

Thyroid, Thyroid, Give Me Your Answer Do

Just so we're clear right from the start, yes I really did make this post just to have that title. Well it might not be the whole reason but I'm prouder of that title than I really should be. Because it's pretty awesome. And being awesome is awesome.
Not quite as awesome as this but nothing is. Just look at it.
Last Friday I booked myself a doctor's appointment to see him about my sleeping problems. Namely that I still have them. I wasn't sure what I was even going to say to him but thankfully on Monday, a little before the appointment, someone gave me an idea. I got to talking to them about things, and they suggested that I might have a thyroid problem. It fits pretty well with the symptoms I have, and they have a daughter who has thyroid problems, and I reminded her of her daughter.
It's the hair. Not pictured is my actual hair.
I got to the appointment and talked to my doctor about it. He said it was worth a try and booked me in for a blood test this Friday. So chances are I won't know the answer until maybe this time next week. But when I do know I'll let you know.

There's one major problem with what afflicts me; my symptoms are so very vague and common. Who here hasn't felt tired? Who hasn't felt a total lack of ability to be able to do anything? After talking to Jessica though I'm not entirely sold on the idea I have a thyroid problem. She said that people who have them have a lot of difficulty losing weight. I used to, but it turns out I just wasn't doing it properly. I've lost 30 pounds in five months. I don't seem to have a problem losing weight.
It'd be nice to have some answers though. As much as I didn't want diabetes, it would have explained a lot. If I don't have a thyroid problem then I'm back to thinking "Well what the hell do I have?"

You guys ever been relieved to finally have an answer? It doesn't have to be to a medical problem. We all have problems from time to time. 

12 comments:

  1. "Well what the hell do I have?"
    EVERYTHING. LET DISEASE EMPOWER YOU, USE ITS STRENGTH FOR GOOD. (You are Sick Man, superhero of the year 2014.)
    The symptoms you describe can come from a wide variety of sources, both mental and physical. Hope the doc will be able to say some interesting words next week!

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    1. It's empowering to be able to claim you have everything but damn, I'd just like some answers. Sometimes it seems like I'm depressed, sometimes it's like I have low blood sugar, now I have a thyroid problem, soon I'll find out that I just don't sleep. What happens is that I get so bored that I block out the memory of doing absolutely nothing and come back to being fully aware of still being awake after about five hours.

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  2. I've always waited until it was almost too late to get things diagnosed. You're one step ahead of your health, even if you're guessing. Hope everything turns out ok.

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    1. I always wait until it's too late myself. No doctor will ever say to me "Well it's lucky we caught it early."

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  3. It's hard to put your fingers on a lot of these things. Sometimes when you are going through a great deal of stress, you are going on adrenaline. Then when you are relaxing in the comfort of your own home, in comparison you feel super tired. I have noticed this when I have a difficult time getting motivated in the comfort of my own home. Even going out to run errands in public will seem to energize me a bit.

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    1. I would sometimes have a lot of trouble getting things done, and it does feel like I'm just running on adrenaline sometimes. When I'm motivated, I'm motivated. Not much stops me. When I'm depressed, not much gets me going. I've hopefully gotten rid of some stress in my life and things are on the way up.

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  4. Back when I was in high school, a doctor detected that I may have had a murmur in my heart. It spooked me for a while, but after having a sonogram done, it turned out that my heart was perfectly fine.

    I'd like to keep it that way. :P

    In the meantime, don't worry too much about the thyroid. If it provides an answer, great. If it doesn't, well...you'll just have to keep waiting for a result.

    -Barb

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    1. A heart murmur is pretty scary. I'm glad there was nothing to it :D Keep that heart healthy there.

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  5. ah hope all goes well as they figure it out...my wife had thyroid problems...and ended up haveing half of hers removed the day before our wedding...it does feel good to finally have answers though...that is for sure.

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    1. I hope she was still able to get to the wedding okay.

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  6. I've been feeling tired recently, one blood test later and I have diabetes!

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    1. Sorry to hear that. They thought I had the beetus but it turns out I didn't. I'm still at risk though so I have to be careful.

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