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Thank you for stopping in. I am using this space to write about my journey through space and time and share anything I believe may be of value to others in these uncertain times. It is my hope you find something here that will help you on your own journey.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hypo again!

I saw my internist again today. The results of Monday's blood test show my T4 is at 6.9 (normal is 8-22) I was surprised, because even though I felt cold and tired lately, I had put that down to fighting the cold virus that Quinn caught. That may well be, but I STILL feel better on the natural, dessicated pig thyroid than I ever did on Synthroid. May it's all in my head, but I feel like my mood is more natural, not drug induced. I felt angry most of the time, and everytime I caught myself in the mirror, I had a scowl on my face. My doctor is changing his prevvious position and now saying that there may be a small co-relation between the worsening of my eyes and hormone level. Just proves once again that doctors don't know as much as they sometimes let on. He seems impressed that I've done some research of my own. It's scary when a doctor lets on that a patient may have more up-to-date information than he has. I'm really hopeful that now that my dosage of thyroid has been raised from 60 to 90 mg, I have a pretty good shot at getting to the higher end of the T4 range, thus the lower end of the TSH range, since they are always inverse. I am impatient for this to be achieved, but I know it will take at least a month, maybe several before the drug's effects are stabilized for me. Then, I will kick the myself in the derriere and there will be NO MORE EXCUSES to staying this fat.


sametzmaker said...

Janet...just wanted to give you an encouraging word and let you know that I'm still rooting for you all in your fight against fat. Sometime while you're blogging please check out Ann's blog at:http://episcopalmuse.blogspot.com/. We both went to a seminar about blogging and she's gung-ho. I created one myself but haven't had time to do anything with it. Until later...Susan

Melanie (Stone) Perry said...

hadn't popped up here in a while, J, but, Mike reminded me of it by saying he hadn't read in a while. I'm interested in the pig hormones? As you know I'm on a generic of Synthroid right now and always curious about drugs I'm taking.