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Yet another trip to the doc's !

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ok so here is some background with some of the challenges I have faced & some of the problems I have had with my health/weight:

When I was a sophomore in h.s. (about 7 yrs ago) I decided it was a great idea not to eat very much & when I did I would then purge. This went on for about 6 months & I went from 185 to 125 lbs. I kept it up for the next year or so when I noticed myself gaining a few lbs. I eventually grew out of it & gained weight to about the 150 range. In my SR year of h.s. & the year after I would get really stressed out & get these big painful bumps. I went to 3 or 4 dr's & a dermatologist. Nobody knew what they were or what was I
causing it. I haven't had any since the month before I moved from CA to VA in 2004& I was about 165 lbs. I was able to maintain my weight for a few months but then it seemed as if I was eating the same things I had always ate & working out the same way & I was packing on the lbs. I have had a couple dr's check my thyroid none of them were concerned because my levels were "normal". Well just in the past year I have gained so much weight! I started asking around for good doctors & got a few great recommendations.

So last Friday I headed to a new dr. He came highly reccomended-He was amazing! He said even though my levels may come back normal (which they have dropped a lot in 1 yr) that level may not be normal for my body. He said I have a lot of sympots associated with hypothyroid-as well as those bumps I was getting. He knew the name of them & said they were symptoms as well & sometimes will occur at the onset of having hypothyroid. So he did some blood work & said even if my levels were in normal range if they were low he wanted to put me on medication. So I am just waiting to hear back. He said if it wasn't my throid he would like to investigate further! So moral of the story for all those who think there is something wrong talk to your dr if they don't have any interest get a new dr!

On another note...last week was so great I had dropped 5.5 lbs I have been eating a lot of the same things this week & I am up 2 :O( Hopefully this wont be a trend!!

-Shay
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  • CATHYG7
    Shay, I think you are very brave to share your story. I think you are very strong to be working so hard to eat healthy and live healthy.
    You are an amazing woman! Don't ever forget that.
    It's not about what we have done, it's about how we do it.
    I am so very proud of you!
    Keep up the great work...some weeks are like that where you are tyring to do everything right and you gain...this is okay.
    Your body is going through so many changes, physcially, chemically hormonally, and mentally.
    You can do this. And it sounds like you are making much healthier choices...that's what it's all about.
    Don't just hang in there, LIVE and enjoy life.
    My hope is that whatever the Dr. says that there is a good explanation and solution. I am sure you aer going to be great!
    My best to you, soon to be bride! ~Cathy
    5020 days ago
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