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Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So what's wrong with me now....

So lately I have been having all of these things "wrong" with me in the last couple of months so finally I made an appointment with my doctor.

I have been cold all summer, since about June. When everyone else is wearing t-shirts and shorts/skirts, I am here in long pants and a sweater. And its like I can never get warm.

I have always had troubles adjusting to temperature, but not as extreme as it has been this summer. I am always either colder, or hotter than everyone else, and a slight change in temperature really hits me and I am shivering or sweating, but nothing like it has been. My hands don't always feel cold, but my core does.

I have been extremely tired. It doesn't seem to matter how much I sleep, it just doesn't seem like enough. Saturday night I go to bed around midnight, and get up at about 830am. By 10-1030 I am exhausted and fall asleep on the couch and just couldn't get myself up until 130pm (only because the phone rang and I had to take john to work). I feel like I could sleep most of the day away.

I am weak. I am not sure if this is tied into the feeling tired all the time, but lately I have felt really week. My arms and legs just feel like they cannot function properly and my body just doesn't have the energy to move. Feeling weak all of the time is a very odd feeling and I don't particularly enjoy it.

So I booked a doctor's appointment and am getting tested for hypothyroidism and anemia. I was told before in the past that I have slight anemia, when I was going to have jaw surgery, so I was put on iron pills prior to the surgery. I was told that I didn't have to take iron after that, but it was just because I would have blood loss during the surgery and they want to make sure I was oxygenated enough. My friend has hypothyroidism and she was the one who suggested I get tested for that as well.

So I looked up the symptoms for both anemia and hypothyroidism and I do have symptoms of both (all I will list are the symptoms I have, not all possible symptoms)

chest pain (I have had chest pain for years and it appears randomly)
pale skin
heavy menstrual periods
*I have had these symptoms for a long time, and since I was told I had slight anemia when I was 15 these make sense*

dry rough skin
cold intolerance
thin brittle nails
weight gain (I noticed that the last 20-25lb I gained came on a lot faster than normal although my eating habits didn't change, and all of my weight gain has come back to my mid section only)

I hope that nothing is wrong with me in the end but to be safe I am going to get checked. What really sucks is that my doctor is booked up for a month so I cannot go see him until November 10. I am keeping my fingers crossed.


Jordanna said...

Wow - good luck at your appointment...I hope you're okay!!

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

i hope you get the results you are looking for honey!!

keep us posted!


Jordanna said...

hey - just thought I'd let you know I'm still around. Blogger marked my blog as spam and I have to wait to have it moderated by a human before they'll put it back online...I didn't abandon you ☺