I am now 100% back to normal and oh how good it feels. The kids and I had a lovely rainy day Friday. We played games, read books, colored, danced and tidied up. These types of days remind me of Oregon. I grew up in the rain and enjoy how it brings a sense of calm into the home. I have cute photos that I wanted to share but my camera battery is not wanting to cooperate :-)
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thanks so much for your advice. To answer a few of your questions. I was diagnosed as hypothyroid 4+ years ago. It took nearly 18 months to find a treatment that worked. We found out that my body has a conversion problem therefore I am taking both a T4 and a T3 drug. I also suffer from endometriosis and celiac disease, so yes Tina, I agree with you that autoimmune diseases come in pairs (or in my case triplicates). Throwing debilitating PMS into this picture is not fun--I not only struggle with fatigue, but major mood swings and irritability. Quite a hard week long battle to fight with ten small children. I have decided to wait until the luteal phase of my cycle at which point I will go and get all of my hormones tested. I would appreciate your prayers, that the labs results will show exactly what is going on and that I can find a doctor that will treat me without using hormones--long story, but the history of breast/uterine cancer in my family puts me at high risk and therefore I will not take hormones.