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Monday, September 17, 2012

So today I went to get my results for all of the blood work that I got last week. Turns out that the reason I keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds is because I have hypothyroidism. Not so happy about that. On one hand it's great knowing why I'm working as hard as I am and nothing is showing on the scale BUT I do not want this. I don't want another pill to take every day. I don't want the risk of infertility. I don't want the high cholesterol that it can cause. I am ONLY 32 years old. WHAT IS GOING ON??? I'm so frustrated with my body and I know that I need to keep up with everything but it's like when is enough enough.
On another note tomorrow my dad is going in for surgery that is at least 5 hours long and it is going to a tricky one. Please send up some prayers for him.
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  • NAYKNITS
    emoticon hope all goes well with your dads surgery.
    2749 days ago
  • SHRINK_U
    I understand. I am 32 years old and have hypothyroidism. Sending prayers for you and your father.

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  • VLKSHA
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  • NEVERORNOW
    Praying for you and your dad. emoticon
    2750 days ago
  • RISINGBLUESTAR
    Hi. I know how you feel. I have Hypothyroidism. It took me a year to get diagnosed and 4 different blood tests. I am only 23 and Hypothyroidism found me! I have had it for a couple of years now and I have never had an issue with high cholesterol or high blood pressure. As long as you put good things into your body, your levels will probably be fine too. I am a lot heavier than you are too, so I hope that lifts your hopes about preventing those things from happening.

    Hypothyroidism can be tricky so if you don't see an Endocrinologist, I would definitely ask your GP to see one. A lot of people think that you just take the pill and your body functions fine. It doesn't work like that. It takes time to find the right medicine, the right dosage, etc. A good endocrinologist can help ease a bit of the frustration.

    I am sorry you are going through this. I know it's not easy. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by my page. :)

    As for your dad, I send lot of prayers and wishes.


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    Comment edited on: 9/17/2012 10:38:07 PM
  • MYSTIC_WITCH
    You and your your father will be in my prayers.
    Everything will be ok... at least you know what the
    problem is now and you can
    work towards getting it under control.

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    Regina

    2751 days ago
  • MILLISMA
    Sorry that you struggling right now but give the meds a chance Hand in there.

    Will keep your dad in my prayers and sending hugs.
    2751 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    My daughter had two kids while on thyroid meds. The thyroid controls cholesterol and metabolism (and much of your body) and once you are on the right meds, your body should function fine. The weight will come off slowly. My thyroid died 4 years ago (gained 35 pounds in around 90 days). I have lost about 20, with 20 to go to get to my goal. Be patient.
    2751 days ago
  • ANGRITTER
    Sending positive thoughts your way for both you and your father. I hope all goes well tomorrow and you can focus again on your own issue.

    I know what it is like to keep gaining and losing the same pounds! I can't afford all the extra tests, so we have to wait until I get some insurance or serious cash flow!
    2751 days ago
  • CHEYENNERAE
    I too have Hypothyroidism & you are on meds for the rest of your life. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    2751 days ago
  • SILLYLILME
    I am so sorry about your diagnosis :( At 34 they were about to put me on blood pressure medication...that was the straw in the bucket for me. I don't know much about hypothyroidism but you should research it and see if its reversible or if once you are taking it your effort will actually pay off on the scale. It is much more common than you think, so don't feel alone. Your family will be in my thoughts. Hang in the kid.
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    2751 days ago
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    Sending prayers! And I hope you get your health under control~
    2751 days ago
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