Sunday, June 30, 2013
About 2 months ago, I found out I am hypothyroid (under-active thyroid). It is very frustrating, and I've spent these weeks trying to figure out what medication & what doctor I should use. A lot of people including some doctors don't know much about thyroid issues. So, I am working on that.
Some people gain weight and blame it on their under-active thyroid, but I honestly don't think that's one of my symptoms. When I eat well & exercise, I lose weight pretty easily. (Some people with under-active thyroid, eat perfectly, exercise every day, and never lose a lb) But I do *gain* weight pretty quickly. I don't know. My main symptoms are fatigue and "brain fog" (unable to concentrate/forget things/feel "ditzy"). So I guess, because the underactive thyroid makes me tired, that makes me less likely to exercise, and maybe it is affecting my metabolism after all. I always thought my metabolism pretty much disintegrated at 21 years old, but maybe it was my thyroid. Also, apparently *tons* of people are hypothyroid (and don't know it) because of all the crap in our food supply & all the fluoride in our water supply and all the chloride in our pools. Ugh. It's been hurting my head researching all this.
I'm looking for a new doctor...I'm on a natural desiccated thyroid medicine (Armour) because it's supposed to work way better than synthetic (Synthroid). But, I have no idea how long it will take to be optimal.