Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Thyroid and other stuff
I called my primary care last Friday to see about scheduling an appointment regarding my leg pain and body aches. My doctor almost always has a week wait but luckily she happened to have a cancellation for her last appointment of the day so I got in. After talking about everything I'm dealing with, depression, fatigue (still), weight gain, and most of all my body hurts! Mostly just my legs but truly my entire back even into my arms and down my legs often hurt every night. She went ahead and upped my anti-depressant (I was on a low dose anyway), put me on thyroid medication (apparently my specialist saying it was "back to normal" was only a partial truth, it's still really borderline to not being ok), and was supposed to prescribe me a different muscle relaxer that didn't make me so tired but I haven't received that yet. I'm not too worried about that part though I do need to call soon before I forget. It's really too soon to tell but I hope these changes make a big difference. She really believes they will so I've got my fingers crossed. The only thing I don't like is taking the thyroid medication on an empty stomach. I'm afraid to even drink coffee because I put creamer in it and can't find anywhere that tells me if that's okay or not. So water it is for at least the first half hour after I take it. Not horrible I suppose, we can all use more water!