I went to my endocrinologist on Wednesday afternoon to find out the results of all the blood work I had done a couple of weeks ago. After waiting for an hour past my appointment (I wish we got paid to wait), the doctor came in and we got to chatting. My mom came with me on this visit to help me remember to ask certain things and to give some more family history.
My thryoid tests came out pretty well, I’m on a treatment regime which is keeping my levels in a good place. My Hashimoto’s didn’t show up on this blood work (which is odd, but I have read it happens), so I guess that’s good in a way. What is going to change on my thyroid treatment is changing from Synthroid to Tirosint. She also thinks I can likely wean off of the T3 compound medication in the next month or so.
As far as the adrenal test went, it came out well. The bottom line is, I don’t have adrenal fatigue which I was all but sure I had considering how tired I am. I do have very low vitamin D, so starting on a daily 1,000IU tablet is in order. I also am anemic. Specifically, I have Pernicious Anemia. This is a rare blood disorder caused by the body’s inability to properly utilize vitamin B12. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, upset stomach and abdnormally rapid heartbeat and/or chest pains. Thankfully, I haven’t had issues with the heartbeat stuff, but the first three most definitely. The next step for getting the anemia taken care of is to go to my primary care doctor to get more testing done and then likely get B12 shots. I will be going to see a new general practitioner on the 15th, so hopefully she can get me going on that pretty quickly.
I got my PiYo DVD set on Wednesday afternoon and started the program yesterday! It was a 40 minute workout with Chalene showing you the moves and explaining things more or less. I always rest on Fridays, so I’m hoping to get in the next workout tomorrow after running. Day 2 of the program is lower legs so I guess I’ll see how I feel after tomorrow morning’s 6-miler.
Overall, it’s been a rough last few weeks with my lack of energy and motivation. I’m doing my best to do a lot of praying and positive thinking to get through it. Issues of body image have circled back into my mind and I really dislike that I allow those thoughts in. I suppose it’s always going to be a challenge to remember to stay positive and remember how good of a person you are. But, I have worked too hard to give up and not keep moving onward. I am blessed no matter how many hurdles that I have to jump every so often. 🙂