Hold the Sugar

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)

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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