I have Hypothyroidism and also Pernicious Anemia, which occurs 20% more frequently with patients of Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.
Having a low level of thyroid hormone affects your whole body. It can make you feel tired and weak. If hypothyroidism is not treated, it can raise your cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. During pregnancy, untreated hypothyroidism can harm your baby. Luckily, hypothyroidism is easy to treat. People of any age can get hypothyroidism, but older adults are more likely to get it. Women age 60 and older have the highest risk. You are more likely to get the disease if it runs in your family. – WebMD
Some of you have been following my wonderful journey through hair loss, weight loss, memory loss and many fun other things in such posts called Little White Pills for Breakfast and Life With a Needle; so you get an idea of what I go through trying to find the proper dosages of Thyroid Medication / B12 Doses / Pain Killers for Back & Nerve issues. I never really took into consideration the roller-coaster I was on; wherein I would be okay for awhile and then all the sudden collapse back into being symptomatic. This is what happened with Janie Bowthorpe who had made “Stop the Thyroid Madness” and it opened my eyes to new possibilities.
Janie Bowthorpe wrote in an article about this topic titled “Exhausted by the Holidays” (that I had meant to share over the Holidays):
- The real reason you cope with lingering problems in spite of “normal” test results and what to do about it. Reclaim your power as a patient – How to talk so your doctor will listen.
- Why thyroid patients fall into adrenal fatigue, and what to do to prevent it.
- 5 signs your doctor is not treating your thyroid properly