Thyroids stink

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on October 5, 2008

Yes, it’s true.  If they don’t work properly they simply stink.  Each person has their own individual symptoms with it – just like celiac… – but when it’s off, you can tell.  Or you learn how to tell.

I’m still in the learning process.  That would be why my thyroid gets out of hand before I really notice.  But then, all it takes is a little cold and BAM!  I’m out.  Done.  Lightheaded.  Can’t think straight.  Oh, and tired.  Really tired.  Then I start to feel a tad bit better.  Then twice as worse.  It comes in waves, and depending on how low my thyroid is, the range can be from I’m not standing up and forget about any sort of thinking; to whew I should sit back down, but I know I can make it to my next class.

It’s that huge range that really sucks.  Especially since the new dose takes between 3 and 6 weeks to kick in.  Thats 3 to 6 weeks of yuck added on to the really bad however long before.  And then because I’m young, growing, and have changing hormones, my body is still changing regardless of whether it has anything to do with the thyroid or not.  
Oh, and the fun part about thyroids is that there isn’t a precise method of diagnoses as to dose.  And the normal level for each person is different.  The normal range is .2 to 6.  Thats a pretty big range if you ask me.  And on top of that, the pills only come in set doses – 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg and so on.  Yes, you can break them in half, but that still is only a limited amount of options.  So they give you a new dose, hope it works, and if it doesn’t – after 3 to 6 weeks – you get a new dose – and for 3 to 6 more weeks – they wait for you to hopefully feel normal.  It’s not fun.
Anyways, I’m at 3 weeks of waiting (the first time), so I’m hoping that it all gets sorted out soon.  Like right now would be good.  Please =D.
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