Day Two. I’m surviving without junk food overload! What’s making it a tad difficult is my over-amped appetite from the hyperactive thyroid. No wonder I was grabbing at any quick and easy food. So without the near continual grazing, I feel raw hunger even after eating a whole wheat and reduced sugar peanut butter sandwich.
The doctor put me on Atenelol so I hope that helps the thyroid troubles. I can remember fondly the freedom of living without sweating so heavily! I want to have that feeling again so badly. I can do chores with migraines (from a 6 on the pain scale on down), or my hip pain, but overly sweating and the accompanying runny nose I can’t deal with. It feels like I’m in an overheated sauna that I can’t escape from.
I feel great that there’s a reason for my over-heating mechanism – the thyroid! The pcp I had for just a few months launched into a it-must-be-menopause causation. She wasn’t really listening to me, and in fact dismissed the thyroid by saying “you were just checked a few months ago, and it was normal.” Later I thought yes, but just before that my thyroid wasn’t normal.”
My new pcp, Dr. S. did the lab work. She listened to me. She was genuine. I will see Dr. S. again in two days so she can explain more about the lab results.
The hardest thing for me will be doing without sugar in my coffee. I don’t like sweetner taste negating the bold flavors of my blend du jour. I have been able to drink coffee with cream only before, but if the coffee is strong, in goes the sugar. I just have to deal. I’m “making it work” (thank you for that quote, Tim Gunn)