Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I keep saying I'm going to try to get this blog going again, but I haven't quite been able to with all the stuff I have going on. I recently requested some labs from my doctor, which by the way, had his last day here on Friday. He's relocating to southern California. Kaiser has given me a new doctor, but I may look around to see if I will stick with the new one or choose another. But I digress.

I requested the labs, because I have been feeling a little more run down than usual. I also had not any of my thyroid levels checked in about a year. My labs are already back, and I'm in a decent rage. I guess I can attribute the extra tiredness on a menstrual cycle that I never get. As you remember, I had an ablation to stop them. It does not, however, stop the pms-ing or any of the other things that I normally get i.e. headaches, tired, cramps. It doesn't help that I've been cycling with my daughters, and ever since that started, I have bled a little more. Usually, it's very little to none.

I really need to get that pic of the Cytomel, both generic and brand. The difference will amaze you. I can never take the generics, because it was making me sicker. I wonder what the binding agents are and just how much they use.

I'll be getting the pics, of the meds, up soon along with my progress and other changes. Until then, good health to you.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Puffer Fish Effect

I was reading up on allergies and colds last night, and if there was such a thing as an 'allergy cold'. Tuesday, after class, I had the worst allergy attack. The wind was blowing a bit, I had walked through freshly cut grass at school, and I believe the pollen index was moderate. All I know was after all that, I was feeling miserable. My whole entire face was itching including my head and the inside of my mouth and throat. I even felt my throat tightening up a bit which always makes me a bit nervous.

One of the main things I discover that happens to me when I have an allergy attack(after getting Hashimoto's) is that my entire face swells up. I was likening myself to a puffer fish the other day. It wasn't pretty. I'm going to research allergies and its affects on those with thyroid disease to see if I'm the only one this happens to. Right now the allergies have turned into a cold, and I've been resting as much as I can. I skipped school today as well to get better. I'm hoping this doesn't last long. I have a weekend trip I need to be better for so I can enjoy it with my kids.