Hey - I just got the quick reply back - didn't even realize it. Must have been something wrong with it. Good. Anyway, it is strange that I know I don't feel good, but because I feel one hair better, I think I feel good. Weird - I am sure you know what I mean. The difference between the worst and a not-good, but not the worst day. I am not sure if it medicine is kicking in, or because I am taking it half and half or the zinc and selenium is helping. But I don't care. I am taking one day at a time and see how I feel. I guess that is what we do anyway - right?
Enjoy the pool - at least it is healthy and relaxing.......
Hope you are feeling better today. I still feel about the same as the improvement that started Friday afternoon. Mornings are still not at all great. Same yesterday - but trying to fight it. I am still taking the half tablet - I guess one of these days I will try the whole thing again in the morning and then see if I feel bad all day - hate to though. I read another post on another board yesterday from a Liz94? I think - she is the same - but she feels great in the morning - takes Synthroid at 6:30 A. M. - in a couple of hours feels awful all day until about 7:00 p. m. and then feels great. She is seeing her doctor tomorrow and is going to let me know what he says. I don't think splitting the tablet is hurting me as long as I take it on an empty stomach - do you? I know sometimes doctors recommend it - although it is inconvenient if you actually "have a life" - which I don't.
That's about it - I keep praying each day will be better for both of us.
I am ok still have that burning stomach and tingeling in the bladder drives me nuts.
Does it ever end and we will feel normal again ? , I guess can't give up hope !!
My quick reply is gone again - hmmm.. Oh, well. I know what you mean bout the burning stomach and tingling - I have burning too. Not too bad today - but some. I have no idea - the symptoms are so weird. Last night my hands were itching.....go figure do you have that too?
I have been sitting on the deck for three yours with CD player and listing to music - trying to feel normal. Ok while I am doing that as I am not moving -
What is your status - do you call the doctor if things don't change in a couple weeks or what. Is next blood work a month or how long?
I did the same sit on my pool and try to relax.
If thing are not better by Friday I will make an appointment with the homone specialist.
Can't go on like this have to get my life back together.
Still don't feel good I am fed up and sick of it.
Yes had the itching too everywhere not just the hands.
I don't blame you. Sounds like your doctor tries a lot of different things - but after a while. I don't know what is happening with me right now. Since Friday afternoon a little better, but not good in the mornings still. Taking the pill half and half. I don't think that makes much difference, do you? T4 builds in the system anyway and I haven't been taking it totally at night. Anyway, I may have to try one more time to take it all at once before I go to the doctors and see if I feel bad all day. I hate to do that since I hate to think of feeling bad all day. I feel kinda "off balance" or lightheaded only slightly at times especially if I try to do anything at more than a snail's pace. Itching can drive you crazy too...will see what happens between now and my doctor's appointment.
How are you doing today? Better, I hope. I still felt lightheaded this morning for a while - but it goes away about late morning. I am taking the vitamins around 10:30 - 4 hours or so after 1/2 of my Synthroid. What are you up to today?
I just called the homone specialist they will call me back with an appointment time.
I am not feeling much better and it is time to get a second opinion.
I just don't feel right anymore I also got lightheaded and my stomach is still bothering me.
I need to get my life back and I am willing to try anything at this point.
How are you doing ? you should be better by now !!
I don't blame you at all. Let me know when your appointment is. This whole thing is so strange. I get up and don't feel great, take the 1/2 pill and then feel kinda lightheaded after a while and for a while. Usually when I try to walk around very fast at all - make the bed, get a shower, etc. Then around 10:30 I take the vitamins and by then the last couple of days it wasn't so bad. Yesterday when I was outside on the lounge listening to music and then got up to fix dinner - I started to do things too quickly because in my mind I thought it would be ok - and then I had that weird feeling and had to slow down and I as OK. I think my mind is working way quicker than any of my body. My stomach kinda burns from time to time - and other burning...but not sure if it is as bad. Today is day 21 and the woman at the doctor's office said 21-28 days to see how I would feel on this dose - so I have more time to see how it is, but definitely don't feel at all normal - but a little better since Friday. I guess we want to be better so badly - both of us - we will do anything and if this doctor doesn't work for me - for sure I will try the hormone doctor my therapist at the pain center recommended - but have to give this a try since I suffered this long and only saw the doctor once. He seemed willing to up my dose to .88 and OK'd the vitamins - so I think he will work with me. We will see. Let me know again when you have your appointment.
I already have an appointment on Friday and they called in a thryoid panel at the lab I already went to do the blood TSH, FT3 and FT4 they want to have labs from this week.
Please keep me in your prayes that this lady can help me I am so tired of living this way, maybe it takes a women to understand and fix our hormone problems.
Wonderful - I will certainly pray for you that this works. I am hoping I don't have to change doctors, but I will if this guy can't help me. At least I have the name of someone who a friend recommends too. I don't want to start changing medications or anything. My friend was saying, oh, yes, if you go to her she can put you back on Armour - right now that is not what I want to do - but the doctor I am going to doesn't work with Armour - so.....I cancelled that June 2nd appointment, by the way.
I am so anxious to see what she says though - it will be a learning for me too to see her approach. I pray this works and that you can get your life back and that we can both soon be happy again.
How are you feeling this morning (Tuesday)? I always feel kinda "off" when I get up. I am making an attempt to take the whole Synthroid pill again today. I took 1/2 from Thursday-Monday and know how I felt. I need to try this to see what happens, so when I have the doctor's appointment, I can tell him exactly what is happening. So, I hope I don't feel bad all day - but if so, I guess it won't be the first or last time. I also am starting a log of how I feel throughout the day and evening - when I have symptoms, when I take vitamins, etc.....otherwise it all runs into one long, long day.
I am so anxious for you to visit the new doctor on Friday. I am interested in how she handles your situation compared to the other doctor. Definitely keep me posted. I'll let you know how taking the whole pills works out today.
I don't know - when I felt a tiny bit better, my brain thought I was cured - and started thinking about all these things I wanted to do. Then when I realize how I really feel - I don't do anything much. I took the whole pill this morning - vote is still out on how I feel compared to half. I still feel lightheaded - don't know if that is the right word - better sitting than walking around for sure. I just took the vitamins and wrote all of this in the notebook. When you have no life you have lots of time to write things in a book and split pills!!!!!!!!
I just can't believe the thyroid can cause all that - but we are living proof. Well, I sure hope the lady on Friday can give you some insight. This is getting way too old. I guess I thought I was going to be better instantly when I felt only a hair better. Oh, well.
How has your day been? I felt so-so this morning - can't tell about the taking of the whole pill in the morning yet.....but if I feel better splitting it - I am going to do that. I had some of that darned burning in the abdomen and that stuff for a while, but it stopped now - lasted about 30 minutes. I was on the deck and I was getting so mad with all of it. I still feel weird when I am walking around fixing dinner - but try to ignore it.
same here Liz that stomach is driving me nuts. I also feel a little dizzy and tired today.
Boy I can't wait until Friday.
I am also so mad at this illness it is taking my life away from me.
Just so sad today so fed up and helpless.
I did nothing all day just worked a little on the computer and layed around. Hate it.
Boy, I know. I have been waking at 6:00 and can't go back to sleep - but I am thankful to sleep at all with or without xanax. This morning I felt rather lightheaded, then that went away some and while I was sitting outside had that burning in the abdomen and stomach. That rather stopped and comes and goes. I can't even imagine what causes that? hypo or meds? Maybe you can find out when you go to the new doctor.
I wrote out some bills. talked on the phone to a friend, and that's about it - so I know what you mean - did nothing much - and was off and on the computer all day just looking at things. It is so weird to spend days like that when you are used to doing real things. I need to pick up some prescriptions and make a bank deposit one day and I have to talk myself into even going out. My girlfriend mentioned if I felt up to lunch on Thursday to let her know - but just going out of the house seems more and more daunting.....that is strange. Have to force myself, I guess.
Thinking of you and I know you are looking forward to Friday - and I am looking forward to it for you....and wanting to know what she says.
Hi Liz and Mauz - I saw my doctor today for some lab work which I will get back in about a week. As you recall I had increased my synthroid from 100 mcg which wasn't enough to 125 mcg. Well I was fine for about 4 weeks and then started feeling hyper. My doctor suggested running labs and then dropping back to 112 mcg. I will take my first 112 dose tomorrow and hopefully I will start to even out. So 100 mcg is too little, 125 mcg is too much. I don't know what I will do if 112 mcg doesn't work either. Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us! I've been thinking about you guys - hugs and blessings
Sounds like 112 might be the right one. I sure hope so. I go next week for blood work and May 21st for doctor's appointment. Once you go, then it is probably a different dose and wait again. My prayer is to feel good enough to at least do something besides sitting at home like a "bump on a log" - that sure makes the 4 weeks very, very long as you know. I am not sure - are you able to function? I do little but stay at home and that doesn't help the attitude any. Let us iknow about your labs.
Hope we are all soon well again - and soon.