Originally Posted by irys
Regarding the sick day thing? The problem is that nobody really understands what's going on, despite me trying to explain it (which is hard with major brain fog, heh!)
Do I ever
know what you mean!
My boss is one of those people that likes to do the 'you think THAT'S bad? Listen to what *I* have!' bull---t. When I finally told him what was wrong, he said "oh, you're tired? Hmmm...I'm tired too, maybe I have a thyroid problem." "You gained weight? I can't tell." "Your joints hurt? Yeah, my back and hip are killing me!" Or the best yet..."You sound like an old person with all these things wrong with you. You're a mess!" How am I supposed to feel about that?! I mean, thanks for the support! I've worked here 10 years and haven't taken but a handful of sick days and this is the CRAP I get in return. Nice. And might I add -- F you very much.
The best part? He starts comparing my situation to how he's losing his hair and that's just a TERRIBLE thing to live with. Yeah, dude, I understand you don't look like you did when you were 20, but, um...I HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, HELLOOOOO!
I'm really sorry for the rant, all--I've just had a week of 'down' days (or should I say DAZE) and I'm in a damn cranky mood. *raspberries*
...but I digress...
irys--as far as the numbers, it is possible that the thyroid is becoming nonfunctional faster than before. I have read that some people may progress faster or slower than others. Since the T4 is also going down, it's probably not a conversion problem, do you think? What about uptake tests? What does the doc think about the decline?