Monday, December 10, 2007

I did my second round of labs after a dosage change. My TSH is now at 1.6. Prior to starting the Cytomel it was 1.2, and the 1st lab after taking it was .089. I know I need to be at around 1.0 to feel somewhat well.

I guess it's somewhat my fault that my TSH is now higher than when I began Cytomel. My memory is terrible, and no matter what I do, sometimes I cannot remember to take the medications. I get them all taken during the day, but usually I'm cramming a Cytomel and a Levothroid down my throat right before bed. I have tried setting alarms for different times of day, a 7-day pill case, and who knows what else, but I still have trouble remembering. Bad part is, one of the keys to feeling well with thyroid disease is to take your meds correctly.

On top of all this, I'm having my surgery on Wednesday, and I feel like I'm getting sick. I've sneezing and having a bit of a runny nose today. I hope to maybe sleep it off a bit tomorrow, and that it's just a temporary thing. The last thing I need is to get so sick that I can't have my surgery on schedule, and have to wait another THREE months to get one scheduled.

Sometimes I wish I didn't have this thyroid anymore. It's just useless, it drains me, and I'm sick and tired of sick and tired. A cliche' I know, but a true one nonetheless.