Jenna’s Situation With Hypothyroidism Disease
Like many other people in society; I lived undiagnosed with my adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism disease leaving me with unexplained health issues and mostly feeling awful a lot of the time. As with those who have not been diagnosed with the disease, my health symptoms were mild depression, high cholesterol, weight gain, fatigue and fever, dry skin, low sex drive and energy, brain fog, hair loss, blood pressure issues, amongst many other health problems.
Do you know anyone who has had the same or are you going through this? Continue reading to find out how I overcame this disease.
However, at my young age of 29; and shall forever remain so till I change my birth certificate; I was puffy and my skin and hair was dull. For anyone suffering from hypothyroid disease, this is quite common.
Although you might be thinking this is one of those pity stories; this is quite the opposite. This is my success story, so read on to see how my journey was. My goal is to inspire you, empower you and give you hope that all is not lost.
Hypothyroidism disease and weight-loss
Ever since I was a child and much of my adult life, I was overweight and no matter what I did to lose these weight; such as playing tic, tac, toe (kidding), nothing seemed to work. Weight watching did not yield fruit and neither did eating 1000-1500 calories regiment either.
Did I try all diets? You guessed it; yes I did from the Alkaline Ash Diet to the Dash Diet. Even after following my doctor’s recommended diet, nothing worked. It was not only very discouraging but the fact that people thought I was sneaking food; as well as lying to them made me get depressed. While many of us are suffering with issues of weight loss, you should realize and get checked because there could be an underlying issue.
Exercise was damaging
That I should exercise like other people in society are doing which was yielding improvements was actually causing the opposite effect on me. Not only did it make me get fatigued and often left me feeling sick, I actually ended up gaining weight. Most people in my society saw me as a complainer or one of those hypochondriacs.
I should have given them a piece of my mind and let them know I was 20 years old. I know you are wondering because I said I was 29 but that is how it goes with women. As you tell a story, you age it back and as you move ahead, you keep that constant age of 29. So go ahead, sue me, but beware I am a recovering hypothyroid disease patient.
I later learned that my exercise was causing adrenal crashes because of cortisol issues. Immediately I got the right treatment, these went away.
Fatigue, brain fog and insomnia
This was another big problem that I had to contend with on top of my hypothyroid disease and adrenal fatigue. I often found it had to sleep at night without taking those wonderful sleeping pills. Even after 8 to 10 hours of sleep; I would wake up very fatigued.
No matter how much I slept; I just could not feel refreshed. Simple tasks like shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes and cooking drained all my energy.
I did not have the energy to go out and started avoiding social situations; at one point I thought I had social anxiety disorder as I was experiencing a lot of anxiety as well.
As I took the medicine prescribed to me, it reached a point where I thought increasing the consumption above what was recommended by the doctor was better than all the other things I was doing. I has initially been prescribed for 75mg of Levothyroxine; but in a fit of desperation, I at one time took 15 tables of 75mg og. This was a huge mistake.
I would often have my heart racing like one of those Formula 1 racing cars and this was scary. I also had ended up having those immense headaches and my fatigues also increased. In addition, my stomach would often become bloated. This was the turning point once I realized I really needed that special doctor.
Finding a doctor
When I was on the verge of giving up, my sister convinced me to consult one more doctor. This was the best thing to have ever happened. Not only was this new doctor awesome, but he cared and helped me with the low body temperature that other doctors had not cared to do. With his thorough lab tests and symptom analysis, my road to recovery began with magnesium prescription intake and had my prescription increased from 25mcg to 75cmg.
Today, I am fit, have lots of energy.
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