So 2 months after my birthday, not much has changed with me unfortunately. My thyroid levels have been getting progressively worse the past few months and its been affected me physically and mentally. While some people do great on Levothyroxine, it has done absolutely nothing for me. On it for the past 3 years, I have still been in a constant battle of weight gain, terrible fatigue, dry skin, etc.
But a breakthrough has occurred. 🎈🎉🎊
I have been fighting for this little pill for so long! I can't believe I have this in my grasp. Armour!! Instead of synthetic Levothyroxine, I will now be taking natural desiccated thyroid (NDT). I just started it yesterday and I am so thankful I have finally gotten to opportunity to try it. Finding a doctor who will prescribe you NDT has been like searching for a real life unicorn for me. I am also very lucky for the support from my incredible hubs and family through all of this. Hoping for big changes in the near future ❤
For the record, I know this stuff is personal , but I feel I want to share it. Besides it being therapeutic to me to talk about my journey a little, I want people in my shoes to know to not give up! I have done things and gone through things recently that I never thought I would go through, good and bad. If you don't feel well, don't let anyone tell you what you are feeling is insignificant or normal. You know yourself better than anyone. For me, it took me years to get answers, and I was right the whole time, something was wrong and now I am try to slowly fix everything so many doctors missed.
🇬🇧👇 Effekterna av blueblocker-filter på sömnkvaliteten (se post "Project Hack sleep"):
Jag har haft en blueblocker-app installerad för mobilskärmen sedan i mars och går aldrig tillbaka! Om jag stänger av filtret av misstag blir jag bländad och får en otrevlig känsla. Även om jag inte observerat någon uppenbar förbättring vet jag att filtret har en indirekt, långsiktig effekt. Minimering av blått ljus gynnar den cirkadiska rytmen som är central för bl a sömn och stresskontroll.
🇬🇧 (See post "Project Hack sleep"). I have had a blueblocker app installed in my mobile since March and I'm never going back! The original light is so strong that turning off the filter by misstake makes me uncomfortable. Although I haven't observed any obvious improvements I know that the filter has an indirect, longterm effect. Minimising blue light supports a healthy circadian rhythm, which is crucial for sleep and stress control.
The butterfly vs the brain. I’ve had ADD my entire life and, it seems, thyroid disease for just as long. I wonder how many of us deal with SEVERAL autoimmune diseases at once. It’s damn near impossible to have just one. My collection consists of thyroid cancer, hashimotos, gluten sensitivity, and ADD.
Which autoimmune diseases do you collect?