It was just a little over a month ago that I went to see my family doctor about how tired I had been. I thought it was my thyroid. I was just so tired, I could pretty much fall asleep any time of the day if no one bothered me fora few minutes.
I was also becoming more and more intolerant to cold weather and my skin was becoming drier. I also started gaining weight in late November and early December even though I wasn’t eating any more than usual. In fact I was probably eating less than usual. Remember all that weight I lost in September and October? I gained it all back in about three weeks! I even glanced at some hydroxycut reviews! Between the extreme tiredness, sudden weight gain and other symptoms I was seriously worried.
I’d had a thyroid test in November and my levels were within normal range … I only have half my thyroid and I take synthroid – so my doctor didn’t think there was anything going on with my thyroid … she though instead that I was suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. I don’t really believe that since my symptoms (ie cold intolerance) don’t really fit with S.A.D. at all. She strongly suggested that I go out and by a therapy light and start using it.
I didn’t really agree with her. The blood test that she was going by was done the previous month and something might have changed, but I bought a therapy light the very next day, with money we don’t have. I had to do something to help myself. It’s a blue light – a Philips Golite and I’ve been using it for over a month now. I do feel slightly less tired but I wouldn’t say that there’s been any huge improvement.
I still think there’s something going on with my thyroid. The medication that I’m taking for my migraine might be affecting the blood tests (lab results) for my thyroid tests according to some research that I’ve been doing, so what looks like normal levels might really not be.
I’m seeing my family doctor tomorrow. She’s a bit of a ditz and I have a feeling she won’t have much to say about the light not working for me and me still be extremely tired. the only good thing is that I do have an appointment later this week with an endocrinologist because I have to have the growths on the remaining portion of my thyroid checked out by a specialist so I’ll bring up my extreme tiredness with her and see if she’ll do some more thorough testing instead of just the most basic test that my family doctor did.
I’m just exhausted these days … honestly, I think I could sleep 16 or 18 hours a day if I let myself and that’s really not like me at all. Normally I exist on very little sleep.