Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A bit of an update.

Hey guys, I thought since you all have basically been with me through my health battle that I’d update you on the news discoveries.  So the doctor’s office called today and some of my blood work is back in.  I am low in Vitamin D, which I knew.  I am low in iron, which I knew.  I have hypothyroidism, which I didn’t know.  She called in my prescriptions for my medicines…more medicines.  Sad smile 

So I stopped to think about it, when my mom picks up her medicine she gets a medium size paper bag to carry it all in.  A lot of older people I’ve seen picking up their medicine seem to have to do that.  Well I thought about all my medicine that I will or would have been taking.  If you add the Zoloft to the list I would have Zoloft, Prilosec, Fiber, Multi Vitamin, Vitamin D, Iron, and Thyroid medicine.  7 things people!!!  7 things!!!  But I am not taking the Zoloft so it’s only really 6, but still, that’s medium paper bag status!!!  My mom took 50 something years to get to that level, and I only took 32? Probably less, I bet I’ve had these issues for a few years now.  Sad smile  What the hell?

And so I decided to do some research on HT and read the symptoms and saw a lot of the things on the list I had.  Then I kept looking and saw it could cause the person to get an enlarged heart!  WTH?!?!?  One of my worse fears and something I’ve been worried about as of late and there it was in black and white for me to have a panic attack over…and yes, I almost did.  But I calmed myself down enough to go into deep depression, which is also a symptom.  I’d been wondering why my depression went from regular pull myself out of it depression to doom and gloom nothing will get better depression.  Perhaps now I know?  I don’t know.  What I do know is I’m frustrated, I’m angry, I’m lost, I’m scared, and I’m tired of being sick and tired all the time.   Hopefully these extra pills will do something to make me feel better.  If it will help me lose weight that would be great.  It would give me energy that would be great.  Speaking of which, I knew I was exhausted from the low iron, but also found out HT causes low energy too.  No wonder I just feel tired all the time even after hours of sleep.  Sad smile

But yeah, that’s where I’m at right now.  Just trying to wade through this swampy mess of game called “What’s Wrong With Me Now?”.  I know I’m not as bad off as others, and I’m very thankful for that.  But damn I wish I could start feeling better now.  And now my sister needs to see a doctor because I know she’s low in Vitamin D as well, and we think she might have PCOS.  My mom has it and she has been showing symptoms.  Sad smile  So far, knock on wood, I haven’t.  As my friend Sarah says, one aliment at a time Michelle.  I have a strong feeling this is going to be a stressful year trying to fight my way back to better health.

I wish I had better stuff to tell you guys.  I wish I had amazing stories to tell you or share with you.  I wish I had tutorials to share or new dolls to share or just anything nice to share.  I’m happy to hear all the great stories going around in the doll community, and I’ve been keeping up as best as I can between naps and just zoning out, but I just wish it was me too chiming in with something new and fun to show you guys.  I have a video I took last night with my cell phone but it doesn’t seem to want to load into WMM so I may not be able to ever show you guys.  Sad smile  Damn, 5 sad faces in one post, epic.  Meh.  Ok, I’m off guys.  I just wanted to update you on what I’ve learned.  Not sure if anyone was interested.  Just thought I’d share in case you were.  I’ll post soon.  I’ll still try that video and see if it will post.  Ok, bye for now guys.  Be good until next we meet.

Loves ya,


  1. I know medicine might go against what you personally feel is right for your bod chelle, but I'd say take a deep breath and give it a chance.
    It might make a huge difference for you.

    My mom was diagnosed with Graves Disease and once she began being treated with medication it really helped her with a lot of the symptoms.

    If you don't want to have to take vitamins then you can actively attempt to eat the food that is rich in them (but I'd personally still stick with the multivitamin).

    I can't hug you through the 'net or I would.*hug* Your fellow panic-attackee ;)

  2. The sheer number of pills maybe overwhelming-but when they get it right, you will feel better. Quality of life will improve and it is so worth it.

    (who has had to take increasing amounts of medication daily since age 8)

  3. I think that diagnosis of hypothyroidism you got could be the best health news you've had.My godmother and her daughter had all sorts of health problems for years ranging from fatigue and depression to nausea and obesity-the least straw was enlarged hearts-then one diagnosis and 4 monthly blood tests to adjust their thyroid medication and they'd both lost 40 pounds ,gotten perfect ECG of their hearts,had their hair start grow back in healthy and could actually eat out again.I couldn't believe this tiny little pill they have to take could do this much good.My pharmacist says that's what happens every time.People who feel like their at death's door get that medication and rebound within weeks.So trust your doctor on this and don't give up.
    Take care,Maricha.

  4. Hang in there! This is my 1st time reading about your illness, so I don't have all the info. I will say that I was diagnosed with a blood cancer recently, which caused another diagnosis of chronic heart failure. I had more medicines for my heart than I did for my cancer. I had 3 doctors who were giving me medicine for their part of the ordeal. My cancer doctor was the only one looking at the whole picture. To make a long story short, the heart meds were interfering with the cancer treatment, and making me sicker. I had to cut out the majority of the heart meds, and let the cancer treatment do it's thing. This in turn also fixed my heart. Today I am a 1000% better with the cancer and my heart. My blood pressure is higher than the heart doctor likes, so he wants me on blood pressure medicine. The cancer doctor is totally against this. I am caught in the middle. I have since stopped taking the blood pressure meds and starting tracking my food intake at (excellent site). I figure if I can get the blood pressure really good, without meds, I can satisfy both docs. So far, so good. Yesterday is was 107/78. I said all of this to say that finding the right meds can change your life! Some meds don't work well together and they cause more problems. It is a slippery slope. Trust your instincts and your doctor. Ask lots of questions!!! Good luck.


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