It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
I have managed to beg my way into an earlier appointment with an Endocrinologist! But it is still a week away.
I have been unable to eat, still gagging, and losing weight for the past few weeks. I am hungry, just unable to eat. I am worried I will end up in a psyche ward (one of my biggest fears) for this supposed hormone imbalance (it happens!)
HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS
Hormone Imbalance, Not Bipolar Disorder [Men too!]
Mental Disorder or Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?
The Oft-Ignored Link Between Mental Illness and Hypothyroid Disease
At this point, I am still not 100% sure of my diagnosis. I am curious about these symptoms and the pattern in our extended family history. I also do NOT presume to state that all mental illnesses are based on hormone/thyroid problems – I am only putting forth another avenue of investigation that may have been overlooked.
Hormone Imbalance Check List
As for myself, I am still waking at 5 am with anxiety and taking Clonazepam. The OCD or Pure-O aspects have seemed to have stopped. According to the pattern I have been recording, I am within the 10 day window before menses better known as the PMS zone.
I was whiny last night and my husband held me while I cried. I do not feel depressed even though I am exhibiting signs of it, e.g. I have been in my bed for about two weeks and only leaving for appointments. My family is going on with their lives as if I have a cold or flu, and they check on me periodically.
I have been in regular contact with my medical doctors who are monitoring my progress or lack thereof. We are all hoping for the best until I see the specialist, even though it will still take weeks afterward for the test results.
Is there anyone else dealing with thyroid disorders? Shaare your story and leave a reply.