I went in for a blood test last week and, if the snow plow guy does a good job tomorrow, I’ll be able to get to my doctor’s appointment on Monday. And … finally … I’ll get a prescription I’ve been wanting for almost three years.
Most of you know I have hypothyroidism, but may or may not know that I stopped taking a synthetic medicine last August or September. It didn’t have much of an effect on me, and my former doctor wouldn’t raise the dose, so I decided to try supplements instead. In a nutshell, they worked a little, just not enough for me to feel good.
I can be a stubborn woman. In fact, some people are convinced I’d cut off my nose to spite my face … totally not true. I happen to like my nose exactly where it is, thank you very much. Regardless, I know there will be times when I have to admit defeat, and this is one of those times.
After five or six months, it’s clear the natural way didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped, and since feeling good is important to me, I’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it.
Excited at the prospect of living like a normal person again, I did some research to see how long it would take before I could expect results. There are people who claim it only took a week or two, while others said it was quite a bit longer. I sincerely hope I’m in the first group.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been more exhausted than at any other time in my life, and being so sick in January didn’t help. It’s hard to concentrate, write, and edit when all you want to do is sleep, so I hope you’ll be patient with me as I try to get this hypothyroidism under control – because I’ve decided not to push myself until I’ve had a chance to heal a little.
My only dream at the moment is to wake up every day with the energy that most everyone I know has. So wish me luck. And if you take Armour Thyroid and have any advice to give, or any success stories you wouldn’t mind telling me about … please share them in the comments section below. I need all of the encouragement I can get.