Friday, March 9, 2012

Hypothyroid

I've moaned several times on this blog about my weight--my frustrations with it, my bafflement that my formerly skinny self somehow inflated itself to its current size and my struggles to lose the pounds. Of late it has been creeping up and seemingly nothing I do works. I put it down to difficulties in weight loss we all suffer (and I know that for some even diet and exercise does nothing and figured I was in that category). Of late I've been tired which I figured resulted from my work schedule. But then I started feeling really weak in Pilates and Zumba and unable to keep up (I was the person who was always pushing for more). Something was amiss, as you can see from the way my blog posts fell off. Turned out it was my thyroid levels which were falling.

I started on Synthroid two days ago. It's too early to feel the effects now but hopefully in a month I'll be back to normal. Thanks to my great doctor for noticing and ordering the right blood tests so we caught this early in the bud.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Get better soon! I am glad your doctor found about your condition early.

joyce said...

hurray for perceptive doctors. take care, moya.

Brittan said...

So glad you found out so you can do something about it! Taso has thyroid problems and, we just discovered, is B-12 deficient. The B-12 shots and thyroid medicine have caused him to drop 10 lbs in the last month without changing much else. He's no longer tired all the time and feels so much better. So, there's hope!

Moya said...

Thank you, Cheryl, Joyce and Brittan. I heard this is a really good medication but it supposedly takes a few weeks to get back to normal. I had no idea Taso had a similar problem, Brittan. He's always so energetic and upbeat.

Marti said...

so glad you were able to find out what was wrong. nothing worse than unexplained weight gain - your so healthy!

Quinn said...

My mom has this. I'm glad you have an answer to some of the issues that had been bothering you.

erica said...

so glad to hear that you were correctly diagnosed, moya. i hope things go back to normal soon.