exhaustion

  • Hypothyroid: One Month Since Starting T4-Only Treatment

    Hypothyroid: One Month Since Starting T4-Only Treatment

    This little T4 pill feels magical. Sure, I’m still tired in the mornings and do seem to still have less energy than everyone else (might just need a higher dose), but I am functional. I am functional. I am not broken. <3 It's a touch rough, not being able to eat or drink anything of substance for an hour after taking my pill, but the benefits SO outweigh the drawbacks.

  • Hypothyroidism – First Week Taking T4-Only Medication (Levothyroxine)

    Hypothyroidism – First Week Taking T4-Only Medication (Levothyroxine)

    It’s been five days since I started taking levothyroxine, a synthetic version of the T4 hormone my body is not producing nearly enough of. Verdict? It is DEFINITELY making a difference. Getting up in the morning has become a choice. I wake up, and though I am still sleepy, I am not groggy. The best thing? I feel like a person again.

  • Hypothyroidism Diagnosis: It’s actually not you all, it’s ME!

    Hypothyroidism Diagnosis: It’s actually not you all, it’s ME!

    A few weeks back, I was in a rather unpleasant car accident. It turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me; I’d told my doctor I was fine after the car accident, no lasting damage, nothing else to report. But my blood tests said otherwise; I have lived with fatigue for so long, it just feels normal. This exhaustion-monster that’s stolen so much of my life has a name: it’s hypothyroidism.

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