Well, here comes the blog post that I have been leading up to. My diagnoses.
Today, though…. I am in some pain. My lower right back hurts… AGAIN! I have had two urinary tract infections already this year!! I NEVER GET THESE!! What is up with it?? My mom used to get them a lot while she was in the nursing home, but… ya… I don’t get why I AM getting them so frequently! Soo… that’s one more thing to worry about. It isn’t right that I am getting them this often.
Journal Entry: Tuesday – February 10, 2015
I have ANOTHER headache! UGH. I’m sure it’s just sinus pressure, but it’s still not fun.
Today is my appointment with the Endocrinologist to get my tests results. I am a little freaked out about it, now that it’s here. But… I know no matter what… God’s got this! I guess I’m more anxious, than “worried”.
Journal Entry: Wednesday – February 11, 2015
No headache this morning, and I was sleeping SO GOOD!! I woke up at 5:00 and wanted to go back to sleep, but I had to get up. The heating and air people will be here this morning. (We had a new system put in)
My doctor’s appointment went okay yesterday. I have what is called HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid.
The symptoms make sense. But they are also a LOT like Menopause symptoms.
(The information below is from WebMD.)
Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s symptoms may be mild at first or take years to develop. The first sign of the disease is often an enlarged thyroid, called a goiter. The goiter may cause the front of your neck to look swollen. A large goiter may make swallowing difficult. Other symptoms of an underactive thyroid due to Hashimoto’s may include:
- weight gain
- paleness or puffiness of the face
- joint and muscle pain
- inability to get warm
- difficulty getting pregnant
- joint and muscle pain
- hair loss or thinning, brittle hair
- irregular or heavy menstrual periods
- slowed heart rate
(Yes. I have almost all of these!)
(And …. this is what I mean by the two being so similar!)
My doctor said that he was unclear as to what is causing it to happen. I have to go back in 2 weeks for another blood test that they didn’t do the first time. This will check my cortisol hormone.
Thankfully, I didn’t have diabetes or hypoglycemia. I still need to figure out what is causing some of my symptoms, though…. like my elevated blood pressure and this tingling & burning feeling in my fingertips.
I need to switch family doctors. I need one that is more thorough.
My “Endo” (Endocrinologist) wants me to eat better and cut out sugar. I’ve been doing better with that, but I guess I need to do even BETTER. I also need to eat more complex carbs. – Blech!
Okay… so… think about it…
I have a combination of ALL the symptoms of both Hashi’s and Menopause!!
I think I’ll go back to bed now. UGH.
( photo credit… favim.com ) So CUTE!!!!