I was just recently diagnosed with thyroid disorder of low T3 but T4 is fine. I am not on any meds – yet – of course my doctor is ready to just prescribe, I’m sure, a typical medicine but I’m not the type to agree to take anything without doing research first. I hear regulating your thyroid can be hellish. I’m already feeling pretty hellish so I am not looking forward to feeling worse.
I have already noticed along with not feeling well I am taking my moods out on my tweenage children which only complicates trying to deal with their hormonal swings!
Anyway, I was wondering with your female following if you know anyone else out there going through this. I am open to advice of kind.
You my friend, have come to the right Muther!
I have had hypothyroidism since the age of 27.
My Mother had to have her thyroid removed and I have been on synthroid (levothyroxine) for almost 30 years.
After my divorce when my children were very young I had no medical benefits and went off my medication.
I quickly gained over 60 pounds and felt constantly exhausted and sick, it was awful.
I finally went to a wonderful endocrinologist who helped me get straightened back out and haven’t missed a day of synthroid since. I must still get my blood tested for changes in my hormone levels, every 6 months. It is very important that you get on the correct dosage, which shouldn’t be as bad as not being on any medication.
Please go to an endocrinologist and get your hormones under control immediately. Missing something so important puts a terrible stress on your other organs as well as your brain. Believe me, when I tell you that once you get your hormones under control you will feel like a new person, so please don’t wait.
Huge Muther Hugs,
One Tough Muther