Health Update

*Warning:  If you are a guy or just really don’t care for personal details, you may not want to read this post. I’m delving into some very feminine issues.*

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I haven’t been feeling good for a while now.  I had switched thyroid medications at the end of the summer, then I came off birth control in October and it seems like it was just downhill from there.  I have been exhausted all the time.  My mind  was in a fog.  I have been gaining weight like it is my job //read: 15 pounds in 6 months // and I am having very irregular periods.  I was also fighting a mild depression {which may or may not have been brought on by my hormones being out of whack from coming off the pill… I’m not sure}.

After several months of hoping that everything would regulate on its own, I finally made an appointment with my doctor.  The depression had alleviated already, but I was still tired and foggy all of the time.  I had been taking pregnancy tests every couple of weeks but they all came back negative.  Still, I wanted to have her do a test to rule that out not surprising— it was negative too.  Since it wasn’t pregnancy, she suggested we switch my thyroid medication again to see if that would help my energy levels.  She also prescribed me a topical progesterone cream in hopes it will get my period going {I haven’t had one since Christmas}.

I’ve now been on the thyroid medication for about two weeks, and so far it seems to be working a lot better than the previous one. I definitely have more energy and I don’t feel like I am walking around in a fog.  I haven’t started the progesterone cream yet because I had to find a pharmacy that compounded it.  I am really hoping it gets my cycles going again.  I know, I know. What girl in their right mind wishes for their period?!  If you have always had regular cycles, it might be hard to understand.  Trust me when I say it sucks.  It makes you feel all bloated and just plain yucky.

Well, I think that is all for now.  I am supposed to have a follow up appointment with her later this month, so I will try to do an update after that.

If you have been in a similar situation, do you have any advice for me?  I would love to hear from you.

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