I got a call from my internal medicine doctor this morning, and as I suspected, my thyroid has gone wacky again. I guess my thyroid doesn't like being on less medication, but it took about 5-6 months to realize it. When she called this morning I was so glad to hear from her, when she asked how I was doing, I said I am doing great. She said, are you sure? I have your blood test results here and I would think you aren't. I told her that I wasn't feeling too spectacular, but I was glad to be hearing from her.
I was thinking about how to describe how the symptoms feel. I think the best way to describe some of the most annoying symptoms is to say it feels like I just ran up a flight of stairs, constantly. My heart is beating around 100-120bpm, and as I said the other day, I think the average resting heart rate for an adult is 60-90bpm. I feel slightly out of breath. I only seem to notice that when I am giving a massage and trying to talk to a client at the same time. I also have been getting overheated when giving a massage. So I am massaging, my heart is racing, I am sweating and finding it hard to speak a sentence without having to stop to take a breath in the middle. On top of that my hands feel jittery, and I wonder if my clients can feel it? What I read is that having hyperthyroidism is like having adrenaline running through your system. And I would tend to agree. I also find it a little hard to focus my thoughts right now. I have to say that I don't think I have lost a bunch of weight like I did last time, but I think normally I might have gained a little over the Christmas season, and I didn't. I also haven't been ravenously hungry all the time like I was last time. I have had a headache off and on for the last week or two and I am wondering if that isn't connected to the heart rate issue.
I am sure there are a lot of people who have much worse illnesses, and I am thankful that this is so treatable with medication. I suppose we have learned our lesson that Angie's thyroid doesn't like less medication. Even though I am on a pretty small dose, it keeps my thyroid happy, and having a happy thyroid makes me happy. I just hope taking more medication will get it whipped into shape quickly.