Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thyroid Problem

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It's been about 2 years since I was diagnosed with a Thyroid imbalance. Needless to say, it's the start of regular visits to the doctor and routine blood tests. I wouldn't even know that I have a thyroid problem if not for my peepers being uneven. I believe they call it 'bulging eye'. As it turns out I have what is known as hyperthyroidism which I fondly call ADHD of the thyroid. But that's just my pen name for it. It's a disorder where the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs....thus the prefix 'hyper'.

I've been on medication since it's been diagnosed. Per my latest blood test, my thyroid is now producing just enough hormones. In other words it's again normal. The thing is my peepers are still uneven. It's just that the eyes are like playing teeter totter. The first time I was diagnosed, it was my left eye that was big. Now it's the right one. This is the reason why my doctor is still asking me to continue with my meds. It doesn't seem to be working since the eyes are still...yes, uneven. I'm hoping my doctor will be able to tell me why that is so in my next visit to him.

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