Here We Go Again

Hey. Hey. HEYYYYY! Remember a year ago when I had that thyroid scare? No? Well, you can refresh your brain here and here. TL/DR, in August 2013 my thyroid level was 7.88. In October when they re-checked it, the level was at 3.24. I know, I know. I said “What the fuck???” too.

Guess what? I had my annual check up last month and my thyroid was at 11.02!!!!! So go ahead and try to tell me that the elevated number last year was a fluke. I dare ya.

thyroidI met with my doctor to go over the blood results (my gyn orders my annual bloodwork and if anything is out of the ordinary I see my family doctor). Last year I felt like he kind of brushed me off a little. My main concern with the numbers is that my seeming inability to lose weight is a classic thyroid symptom. When the second set of tests came back normal he basically said to lower my calorie intake to 1500 and keep monitoring my food on MyFitnessPal. And that was the last I saw of my family doctor (FD).

This year when my thyroid levels were way elevated, I made an appointment with my FD to be a bit more pushy about having him really investigate what’s going on. The stupid thing is that aside from the weight, I have zero symptoms of a thyroid issue. My hair isn’t falling out. I’m not lethargic. I have plenty of energy. During our conversation, FD asked how my bowels were. I told him that I’m not as regular as I used to be and that I get constipated more easily that before. He asked when this began happening and the best I could pinpoint it was right after my hysterectomy. He said that constipation was a common symptom of thyroid issues. OK. I knew that could be an issue, but I also know that when I’m really diligent about drinking a proper amount of water that I don’t get constipated.

We conversed for a time. I’m pretty sure I got a bit combative. He ordered more bloodwork that would give more detailed results. And told me I should eat more bran. And then he was gone. On vacation for a couple of weeks.

*sigh*

So I’ll wait for a couple of weeks until he gets off vacation so that he can read my bloodwork. I’ll see what he has to say and what the bloodwork says. And then I’ll probably be asking for a second opinion.

In the meantime, I’m off to Pinterest to see if I can find some palatable bran muffin recipes.

Also…if one more person says, “Well, you are getting older…” I might do a little throat punching. I do NOT accept that as an answer to my bloodwork.

8 thoughts on “Here We Go Again

  1. If your thyroid levels are elevated, you wouldn’t be lethargic. You’d be restless. Dogs get low thyroid. Symptoms are sluggishness, weight gain, hair loss. Cats get high thyroid. Symptoms are pacing, yowling, weight loss, increased appetite, increased drinking. Take care of yourself. Hope your doctor can figure things out.

  2. I relate to this so much. Thyroid, weight gain, wonky numbers…everything.

    My doctor is the same; vague and speculative. It makes me stabby. I hope you have a little more clarity in your subsequent appointments. ❤

    • If he said one more time during my appointment that I was getting older I was going to throttle him! 😉 I’ll be interested to see what the blood work shows. most likely a couple weeks before I hear anything so I’m going to not worry about it.
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      Bwahahahahaha!! Yeh, right!

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