Elmar, Yes, I am on the thyroid boards. Only I guess been concentating more on fibro. B/c I have been on Synthroid and endo feels this is good. But tonight I brainstormed and realized I was low on t3. And my current endo won't do Armour. He says my t3 is fine. But in Fatigued to Fantastic, I read my body may not be able to convert the t4 to t3. So, the levoxythrine may be worse or I need a t3 to go with it. So I am calling a new endo, who by the way is on the list of top docs by patients for thyroid. They list him as frequently rx Armour.
I don't know if this will help. But all of my symptoms are worse. And the sleep is out of hand. I am so depressed I cry at the drop of a hat.
Plus, I am so drained I can barley function. And..
in 2 weeks we go to the circus
in 3 weeks a company picnic
in 4 weeks a week family vacation:beach, Seaworld, Legoland ect
in 5 weeks my son starts school full time
I am scared to death!!!!! If I can't shower and do my hair and make up with taking all day. How am I gonna handle vacation???????
Sorry to vent.
Needless to say I am gonna completely get a second opinion re Hashi's
Thank you ladies again for your endless support.
Love and hugs
morning girlfriend. you sure have a plate full coming at you. may i suggest you get a cute sassy short hair cut you don't have to mess with and quit wearing makeup. i did and it gifted me with extra energy to use having fun. at first i was sure i looked like hades without my face. i was wrong. now after so many years of going without it i look in the mirror and i really see me. a fresh clean face and that precious bit of energy to use as i please.
it's hard not to feel overwhelmed and cry. think about it. even healthy people would be feeling the same way if they had all that to do. summer is a time of too much. winter we fall on our collective faces and wonder was it really all worth it? sure it was. look at the children.
so, your baby is entering school full time. that is a big deal. emotionally hard on a mom. i remember. kinda leaves you with a hole in your chest feeling.
pat yourself on the back. such a powerful woman you are. you will find a way to do it all. you will because you want to.
i bet you are a vision of absolute beauty with or without your make up.
you come back and scream, cry, holler, laugh, whatever you need, kay?
i will do a special dance for you today. right now to the sound of nature waking up. this dance will energize you and send your fibromates off on a holiday in the tropics.
Lots of practical advice there from Blue. I'm a grooming minimalist myself. You can "make up" for lack of makeup some by practicing your friendliest, perkiest, funniest faces in the mirror. I've seen lots of people with perfect makeup & ugly/nasty facial expressions. I get just fine responses from people I meet every day. I think tone of voice, interest expressed in others, and facial expressions really do trump makeup & fancy hair.
It's really great that your events are all spaced out like that. It could be worse. If you get a flare on vacation or while sight-seeing, feel free to use one of those handicapped carts or scooters for a bit. Lots of places have them for free, but you can also rent them in most towns. It seems to me that when I try to keep on trucking despite pain & all while in a flare, it saps my energy & mood. Conserving physical energy helps me preserve good mood & alertness.
I hope you're training your family to help you out a bit when you're in a flare. It's good for them to learn consideration for others who are suffering. And you can build them up with your expressions of pride when they do that. Even a 2 yo can help pick something that dropped on the floor. My 15 yo w/autism runs stairs for me, does laundry, unloads groceries, vacuums, does yard work ... he just glows when the neighbors take notice. Everybody loves him!
I know what you're saying about not converting from T4. If your free T3 number is still in the basement, could be that's what you need, just like me. I hope your new endo can help you out there. Be sure to ask about testosterone testing too, if that hasn't been done.
Deena, sounds like you will be busy but it will be a nice busy with your family and fun. I know it gets hard to keep motivating yourself but just think of us here every time you get a little low and imagine us surrounding you and giving you hugs and energy. Then take some deep slow breaths and keep going. Always remember to slow down and breathe deep and slow.
I have gone the short haircut way myself a long time ago. I was doing so well this past winter I tried a little longer cut but I go Tuesday and I will be telling him to cut it short, can't keep up with it longer. I also have my makeup routine down to base, eyebrows and mascara on days I need to go places that I should look presentable. I gave up the full dress makeup bit, it takes too much time and energy. Beauty comes from within and although I can say I don't look so good without makeup sometimes I figure those who know me don't care and those who don't know me don't know the difference!!!!......giggle!
I have a lower t3 than I would like to have, but my endo says it is fine. I will work on that when I get the chance. I do hope you have some success with your new endo.
Thank you all for your endless support! My hair is shoulder length and I am afraid to go shorter b/c I am 5'10 1/2 tall and tend to look like a toothpick. But I will just start doing some lip gloss, brows, and mascara. I never have been that good with makeup but have always felt good with it. I just want to try and look my best to feel my best. But I hear ya on energy conservation!
My oldest, Brandon is six. Yesterday before my shower I said I wish the dishwasher fairy would unload. When I got out he surprised me with having it done. I was so thankful. However, they do need to pull a little more weight I think.
I am also going to Walmart tomorrow after gp visit to get the walker you suggested Glojer. Three pronged. Only 40 but if it helps.
I am also calling specialist tomorrow. So I have a plan of action.
Thank you guys for talking to me. I mean it about having very few people to talk to. And no friends left.
Elmar, I'ts great your son helps you so. What an angel
Glojer, you make sure you get your t3 checked! You would be the first one telling us to!!! You are right about just breathing. I'll slow down.
Blue, that dance about nature waking up helped already. I have barley limped today. Maybe do it one more day for me????
Love you guys!