Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hard time dealing

I usually only blog about Faith, but tonight I am going to vent about me. I am feeling blah. In a rut, not myself, the list could go on and on.

I am dealing with a thyroid problem called hashimoto's hypothyroisim. I got this problem after I had Faith. It is an autoimmune problem that was triggered by my pregnancy.

I have been dealing with this for over a year now, and it still isn't under control.

The following was was taken from

The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are similar to those of hypothyroidism in general, which are often subtle. They are not specific (which means they can mimic the symptoms of many other conditions) and are often attributed to aging. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may have no signs or symptoms. The symptoms generally become more obvious as the condition worsens and the majority of these complaints are related to a metabolic slowing of the body. Common symptoms are listed below:



•Modest weight gain

•Cold intolerance

•Excessive sleepiness

•Dry, coarse hair


•Dry skin

•Muscle cramps

•Increased cholesterol levels

•Decreased concentration

•Vague aches and pains

•Swelling of the legs
As hypothyroidism becomes more severe, there may be puffiness around the eyes, a slowing of the heart rate, a drop in body temperature, and heart failure. In its most profound form, severe hypothyroidism may lead to a life-threatening coma (myxedema coma). In a severely hypothyroid individual, a myxedema coma tends to be triggered by severe illness, surgery, stress, or traumatic injury. This condition requires hospitalization and immediate treatment with thyroid hormones given by injection.

Do you know how hard it is to work full time and take care of a child and my household with this? I am not trying to have a pity party,but I feel wore out. I am tired of not getting any help for this. I have been to three different doctors and nothing has helped. I want to get pregnant within the next year and until my thyroid levels are under control all three doctors have said there is no way I would even be able to keep a pregnancy.

I want to stay at home with my babies. I hate that I am missing out on the day to day things, but I also enjoy working and feeling like I am contributing to our family. I don't want my husband to have to work work work,and miss out on our kids just so I can stay at home. So I am going to keep doing what I am doing.
Try to keep my head up, my eyes open, and just keep going through the motions.

Pity party over. sorry

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