So I am sure I told all I have hypothyroidism along with fibromyalgia gerd, depression, anxiety, and 2 goiters on sides of my thyroid gland.
I have been on and off seeing doctors since 2003 for hypothyroidism. When all said and done, you have a butterfly 🦋 shaped gland towards middle of neck. Mine being hypothyroidism means I have an under active thyroid. Anytime over the years I would see a dr. I would explain what I am feeling ie. fatigue, pain, dizzy, throat really scratchy. I also have a really hard time losing weight. Every single dr would run blood work. I would get a call from dr office usually the next day. They want me back to be seen stat. STAT is a scary word.
Upon arriving back to dr, they always said we ran blood test, your thyroid levels are off the charts. They would say they’re gonna put me on a dose of synthroid, and all should be fine.
Ok so in my head, I’m thinking yea right. How can that little gland cause all these extreme symptoms? It’s just this thing in your neck. No way that can cause all these problems I have. To humor them I would take recommended thyroid med. All these years, even taking the med, I feel worse and worse. Meds got adjusted many of times, treat pain pain meds, anxiety and depression got their own meds, trouble staying awake (narcolepsy) meds, morning noon and night cocktails for 15 years!
Seen many different specialist. Always told nothing could be done, besides treating the symptoms. No matter what med I take thyroid still crazy levels. I feel like at this point I am never gonna BE FIXED, feel better and just go on until my end, with this lumpy butterfly 🦋 in my throat!
Over the years, specialist say, thyroid problems have stemmed off and caused me to have and be diagnosed with hashimotos autoimmune disorder. Great, another uncurable problem. Lol I have come to terms, never gonna have a good thyroid, deal with best I can with meds. When all said and done, this year, I just learned to cope, pain and anxiety meds took edge off, all other meds got each day bareable enough to go to the next day!
NOW THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO PUNISH ALL CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS, for the world being addicted, and drs and pharmacy all scared. What’s the answer to that??? Get all their patients off the meds! So now anyone who deals with these issues can no longer even take edge off the many symptoms, every time I go to dr, I hear Angie I have to cut them down. It’s the law. I cry. Yes I am dependent on many of these meds. They have been my treatment for last 15 years. THEY HELPED! I don’t want to be dependent on meds… I also don’t want to be in nonstop pain, sleep all day, up all night, worry constantly, anxiety through the roof!
Well all that babble done. I am praying 🙏🏻 today I go see a specialist at University of Michigan which I am praying will not only help with all these problems, but also god I pray, cure this 🦋🦋🦋🦋 so I can go on with life! I want to be happy, energetic, and pain free!!!! So all I can say, is let’s do it!!!! Wish me luck all! I wouldn’t wish a stubborn gland on anyone. I want to feel good!