Life goes on behind the blog… health update.

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

http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/004348.html

Hormone Imbalance, Not Bipolar Disorder [Men too!]

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/attention-please/201310/hormone-imbalance-not-bipolar-disorder

Mental Disorder or Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

http://hypothyroidmom.com/mental-disorder-or-undiagnosed-hypothyroidism/

The Oft-Ignored Link Between Mental Illness and Hypothyroid Disease

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/06/19/mental-illness-hypothyroidism.aspx

Menopause help!!! – Forums at Psych Central

forums.psychcentral.com/health-support/334311-menopause-help.html

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

http://www.wellpharmrj.com/uploads/PATIENT_CHECKLIST_FOR_SYMPTOMS_OF_HORMONE_IMBALANCE_-_WOMEN.pdf

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.

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