My thyroid battle
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I hashimoto's thyroiditis. Unfortunately mine wasn't a quick diagnosis. I was 11 and I became very hormonal and my mother asked the doctors to test me for hypothyroidism (because she has it) but they told her I was too young and I was just an out of control adolescent. So they pumped he up with psych meds and I ballooned, gaining 80lbs in one month (107lbs to 188lbs). I had to get stitches where my skin had literally ripped open. I to this day have what I call tiny silver rivers from head to toe (stretch marks).And when I say head to toe literally I have them on my feet and my jaw line. My diagnosis of hypothroidism wasn't until I was 16 and out of every mental and residential facility . . I was put on synthroid and I was. . as they put it . . "Cured" been fine ever since . . but the weight has never come off.
I started on .80mg of synthroid now I currently take .225mg which comes in too different pills and my insurance doesn't cover brand name so I only end up taking the .200s because it's cheaper.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis . . It's when your body starts attacking the thyroid gland (autoimmune disorder) and it basically starts looking like swiss cheese.
I was wondering does anyone have a problem with wanting to take their pills? I dont always take my pill like I'm suppose to because I hate taking pills period.
I think its related to having to take every pill from here to mars when I was growing up.