My Journey With:

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) ~ Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) ~ Focal Impaired Awareness (Complex Partial) Seizures ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) ~ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ~ TMJ Dysfunction ~ Bipolar Disorder Type I Rapid Cycling ~ Migraines ~ Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) ~ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ~ Keratosis Pilaris (KP) ~ Complex-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) ~ Panic Disorder ~ Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) ~ Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) ~ Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (Self-Harm) ~ Piezogenic Pedal Papules ~ Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ~ Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ~ Specific Phobias ~ Chronic Headaches

Friday, January 13, 2012

Endo today

Today I am going to see my endocrinologist at University Hospital.  I'm really glad to finally be seeing him, as I have all the symptoms of my thyroid being low.  I imagine he will increase my Synthroid, but I also think that he will need to run some blood tests first.  He will be doing an ultra-sound of my thyroid, too.  Last time I went I think I had two or three nodules on my thyroid and one on my parathyroid.  The right side of my thyroid was also enlarged.

I love this woman's thyroid art

According to Mayo Clinic and Women to Women, symptoms of hypothyroid are:
  • Sluggishness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Pale, dry skin
  • A puffy face
  • An elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heavier than normal menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Severe fatigue, loss of energy
  • Weight gain, difficulty losing weight
  • Headaches
  • Dry skin, brittle nails
  • Brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
  • Irregular periods, PMS symptoms
  • Calcium metabolism difficulties
  • Difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
  • Sleeping more than average
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Puffiness in face and extremities
  • Hoarseness
  • Bruising/clotting problems
  • Elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
  • Allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
  • Persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
  • Tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
  • Slowness or slurring of speech
  • Appearance of a goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid that is externally visible
I've got a lot of these symptoms, so I think my thyroid levels are low.  I haven't had any lab tests done in awhile, its actually been over two years.  Like I said, though, he will be doing an ultra-sound.

By the way, this month is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month!


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  2. Thank you for the compliment on my blog! :-) I write all of my blog entries. The information I found about the thyroid was from Mayo Clinic and Women to Women.

    I found the picture online of the woman with the thyroid body pain, it isn't me. I love it, and hope the my readers think it is as cool as I do.

    This is my story, though, and my writing. :-)


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