Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Feeling better, about not feeling better

Psalm 33:18
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.

I've continued to feel tired and have trouble sleeping, even though my endocrinologist said I'm perfect {if only!} and didn't want to check my thyroid levels until December. I abandoned that ship and went to see a Nurse Practitioner yesterday, who was very helpful prior to my diagnosis of Graves Disease. She has always been optimistic about getting to the cause of my symptoms and treating the problem, not just the symptoms.
She had some theory's about why I might still be having symptoms of hypothyroidism even though my labs were "perfect". {if you personally care to know her theory, email me and I will give you the entire rundown.} So, she ordered labs to check my TSH, T4 and T3 levels. She also checked my homocysteine levels {folic acid, B6 and B12}.
I received a call from her today saying that surprise, surprise my TSH that was 1.14 {perfect} on September 11th, is now 5.4 {far from perfect}. This is really odd to have such drastic changes, but explains me not feeling good still.
Without going into all the details that most of you probably don't care about, I am going to start a more natural form of thyroid medication that will be compounded for my needs. I am also starting a prescription because I had low B6, B12, folic acid and high or low amino acids, not sure on that just yet.
All this to say, I am thrilled to be getting some answers to why I'm not feeling perfect and looking forward to trying these new medicines. It seems like an endless journey, but I know I will get through this. Today, has certainly helped me feel more positive. Things are looking up and I am trusting God that brighter days are coming.

5 comments:

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Your positive outlook is inspiring! Keep your chin up - you'll get through this and feel better again soon!

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Stay positive. I am going to say a prayer for you. My Mom suffers from chronic illness, so I sort of know what you are going through.

Andrea said...

I'm so glad that you got some answers this time!! Hopefully the medicines will help and you'll feel a TON better soon! :)

Bonnie said...

It must be such a relief. I truly believe that we are the best at knowing what is truly going on and we just have to have faith in our gut feelings.

You are in my prayers.

p.s. I love that I know your real name and dont' have to pray for the Momma from Sippy Cups and Fingerprints..lol.

Barbie said...

Praying for you. I am thankful you received answers sooner rather than later. May God continue to strengthen you!