Haven't had it tested for a while now. Both Drs. keep treating me like I don't need it checked again but I do plan to ask again next appt. I personally still think that is the main problem. GP thinks menopause is "playing" with thyroid but not enough to treat. Not sure I agree. When I tried more hormone on day 13 one cycle with extra iron, I vomited 5 time in an explosive way like never before so I believe it to be a thyroid?hormone/iron interaction of some sort but can't figure it out. Just happy to be going in the right direction. I went back to my normal dose. Heat has been difficult to deal with and needed to keep house temp low which hubby didn't like but put up with to a manageable degree. Daughter off to college. She wrote a beautiful letter that I cherish but made for quite a tearful parting. I gave her, The Power of Positive thinking" and wrote a little on the insert in hopes it will help her create a beautiful life which I now understand does not necessarily mean an easy one but have been able to submit it to God better than I expected:) Really good to converse with you Doc:)
Wake up with a stiff neck, so much so that I have difficulty driving at times. It does get better after my coffee and something to eat. It is bothersome but I prefer it to the CNS stuff. It is worse on certain days that seem to make sense- day12-13 and like now day 22-23 so am hoping it is still low hormone thing. My head is almost back to normal -some sensations but it no longer burns like it use to.
I would describe it as "stiff"
Yes. What does it mean or possibly mean? Have a lady lunch thing (Some friends actually hung in with me!) so I have to go but will ask more later. Sorry I should have picked a better time.
Good evening. I do think menopause is "playing with my thyroid" but what can I do about it if the homone level does not indicate supplementation? Suffer it out which is what I think I am doing. How do they diagnose other thyroid problems? do you think it is thyroid related? If tomorrow works better for you just let me know. Thanks
I think it is hormone related because of the days but not sure. Feels like maybe somehow a lesser reaction than the CNS or there is some sense of that and I am not sure why I have come to that conclusion. After the estrogen addition things became better and I became increasingly hungry with almost instant weight gain- like a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter I watched myself add to the middle. I am up to 150 or so now. My body temp still runs about one degree lower than it ever has so I think that is thyroid related. I still haven't touched sugar but actually ate a corn muffin with no adverse reaction and I think there must have been a little sugar in it. I can also eat alittle thin crust pizza etc. This was definitely a result of the introduction to the estrogen. My neck improves after coffee and I think it might be stimulating the hormones as it is a stimulant. We have tried to increase the hormones but it makes me worse. So I guess we have decided slow and steady is the plan for now.
Perhaps. My husband thinks my neck symptoms are from sleeping wrong but it really isn't like that because I have known that in the past and it is different somehow. I guess I'll have to see what time will clarify. Why can't I blame everything on hormones? I have been doing it for years now. Ha. I am kidding with a little bit of truth.
Yes, I saw the speech. Not impressed. Don't even know what to hope for this time. How about you?
Yes, I would have to agree but it doesn't satisfy. I comfort myself with the knowledge that He allows the weeds with the wheat only for a time. Hard to watch with our limited vision though. He must allow it only because there is more to the story.
I will keep you posted on my journey through the desert-menopause. At least things are going in the right direction, right?