I feel like I just woke up. Not in the morning sense or the spiritual aha sense, but in the being sense. I am more alive than I have been for quite a while. I had begun to attribute a lack of enthusiasm to being in my mid-60’s. I wasn’t seriously depressed, just sort of blah about life. On good days, I would call myself content, but I missed the little bursts of joy. I had a little pain in my joints and occasionally an abnormal heartbeat. All of these are gone. Here's the story:
My doctor had labs drawn for my thyroid, and they came back within normal limits. I’ve dealt with thyroid issues since I was 11, and most doctors have dismissed my symptoms if my labs were within normal limits. My current doctor, after really listening to how I was feeling, told me she was going to raise my meds just a little. With that slight change, I began to have more energy, more enthusiasm, more power to speak my truth, and more joy.
Having just attended a week-long class on thyroid health, I strongly encourage everyone to have a FULL thyroid panel drawn, including free T3, free T4, reverse T3, reverse T4, TSH, and thyroid antibodies. Even if your labs are “normal,” remember that each person is unique. If you have symptoms of difficulty losing weight, intolerance to cold, dry skin and hair, fatigue, depression, or the blahs, talk with your doctor about trying a dessicated thyroid hormone like NatureThroid. Every cell in the body needs thyroid hormone, and our modern world is making uptake of it difficult. There are also important lifestyle changes you can make to ensure your greatest thyroid health. Stay tuned for more!