Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Thyroid Saga....

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It started when I noticed that I was having trouble sleeping maybe about 2 or 3 years ago. At first I thought it had something to do with the change I made with my work schedule because during the first few years of being a WAHM, I used to go to bed around 2 in the morning. I tend to finish more work late at night till early morning because there's less or no distraction at all. What I could do in those 4 hours or so would normally take me the whole day to finish. But staying up late wasn't helping my allergies at all. If anything, it was getting worse so I decided to stop doing it. I started going to bed before midnight to keep my allergy attacks at bay....and it worked.

Months into my new 'sleeping' time, I noticed I would toss and turn for hours. I seriously considered taking sleeping pills to help me sleep because when I got up in the morning I was like a zombie going through my day. There were days when it felt like I didn't sleep at all because I would wake up several times at night. Then I started experiencing something similar to RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome. At the same time, my eyes started to become uneven. That's when we decided to consult a doctor. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. It took years before I was finally diagnosed. The reason....before the 'uneven' eyes nothing was physically obvious that something was wrong with me. I guess I should have been more conscious of the other things and consulted a doctor a lot earlier. Oh well...live and learn. Such is life, right?

1 comment:

J said...

I didn't know that it took years before you got diagnosed. that must be very stressful.

we're braising for another snow storm. grabe at kakasimula palang ng season,pagod na ako. the thought of this messy aftermath is driving me nuts.

hope you're having a great week.

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