May. 14th, 2014

Results from the doctor came back pretty fast. Based on my symptoms, I had thought maybe I had hypothyroidism. The tests confirmed it. So yay for internet detectiving and poo to being sick.

Hypothyroidism is where your thyroid stops working. The thyroid sends out a hormone that pretty much activates everything else in your body to run properly, so without it you become extremely tired, lose mental focus, gain weight despite healthy diet/exercise, feel cold and sore all the time, and many other not fun things (like depression! woo!).

But luckily it is fairly easy to treat! All you need to do is take a synthetic version of the hormone every day...for the rest of your life... Awesome.

So that's where I am. The doctor prescribed me the synthetic hormone, which I started taking today. It takes 4-6 weeks for it to build up in my system and let me feel normal again and also the doctor will need to adjust the amounts periodically to make sure I'm getting the right quantity. (Too much, and you get hyPERthyroidism, which has its own fun set of not really all that fun symptoms.)

But soon! Feeling better! Hooray! 

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