So how is everyone?
i am currently still trying to get my thyroid levels straightened out. i see the dr again at the end of May.
Canooknic, i was looking back on previous posts, and have you had your adrenal gland checked or your blood levels checked? exhaustion can come from underactive thyroid, adrenal glands that are exhausted, and anemia. if you have had thyroid problems for a long time and it went unchecked, then your adrenal gland is active more than normal in order for you to have energy to do what you need to do. thyroid meds will help your engergy as you get on the dosage you need to be on. but, if your adrenal gland is exhausted you need to work on repairing it. i honestly dont know if a regular dr checks that or not. i know some natural drs do. and they would recommend either an herb or homeopathic remedy to help your adrenal gland. if you are anemic that definatly has an effect on your engery. my mom has b12 anemia and can tell a difference after she has her b12 shots. i have a friend who had iron anemia, and when her iron is where it is suppose to be she has more energy. if you know you have anemia, then eating correctly and taking the pills or shots you need is really important. hope some of this helps.
Just saw my naturopath last week. Thyroid increased to 125 mcg. now. (levels were okay, but she wanted to go up some more) Iron levels are down, which might be cause of my hair loss. Taking lots of iron & molasses (yuk) to get it up. I am on so many supplements that I don't even count the pills anymore, LOL, but my energy is much better & I am exercising and feeling much better in general...
that is awesome. glad you are feeling better and have more energy. hoping that will me soon.
Went to my endocrinologist yesterday, levels looked good, feeling good. I have to go get thyrogen injections again within the next 6 weeks, to really see if my levels are good though. Anybody else had to do thyrogen injections? I have done them one other time. I think they may just be for thyroid cancer patients, like me.
Not doing the best. DH got laid off which means we lost our insurance. I am due to get my levels checked in two weeks and won't be able to go. Currently trying to find insurance though it is so expensive. It scares me not to have it because DH is diabetic so we are both need it badly. Our meds are ridiculous without it so we are going to have to do something soon.
sorry to hear that. i think researching a insurance plan is wise. if you can find some i think it would be good to have because then regardless of job status you know you have insurance. when he gets a new job, maybe the insurance they offer could be a secondary.
most pharmacies offer a rx drug plan where if you show your low income status they cut the costs of your meds. esp for someone that is on regular meds like a diabetic or hypothyroid. at one point i was on a plan like that.
check into unemployment. at least he would have some money coming in.
do you have refills for your thyroid meds? i know from experience what it is like to not have insurance and have to go off of thyroid meds. i didnt have any income coming in, so i couldnt try to find insurance. i was looking for a job. when i got insurance back i started on meds again after i went to dr. it may set you back a little in the search for the correct dosage if you have to go off meds, but it will be ok. if you notice that your meds give you a pretty big boost of eneregy, then i would recommend trying to find something natural that will help with your energy. soloray is a brand of vitamins that i have used with success that you can find at a health food store. they make a thyroid blend. if you have to go off of meds, then buy this. it will at least be helping to support your thyroid. start off with whatever the bottle recommends. if you dont notice any help in energy, then try adding a pill. i wouldnt go much over that though. goji berries which you can find in the health food stores (i think the ones in the store are dried like raisons) give you energy. they taste good too. need a boost of energy...chew 15-20 or more. they are pretty small. when i bought them on a regualr basis the bag would last a while.
hope some of this helps