I have been diagnosed with a disease called hypothyroidism. This info below is to give you a little insight of some of what I am struggling with. I have been put on meds but trying to find an alternative so I don’t have to take them for a prolonged period of time. I continue to do my best to take care of myself and everything I always have taken care of. Normal TSH levels are 0.5 and 5.0. Mine are at 22.60. 😣 Life took another turn for me so I am taking time to accept, educate myself and family. Between my health and my dad life got busier. I will check in from time to time with all of my followers! Wishing you all health and good vibes!
If your loved one is hypothyroid, they are facing different challenges. Hypothyroidism means the thyroid is underactive, and not producing enough of the energy and oxygen-delivering thyroid hormone. This is like trying to get somewhere with barely enough gas and feet that can’t even reach the gas pedal. If your loved one is hypothyroid, he or she may be feeling sluggish, spaced out, and exhausted all the time.
Think about the worst flu you’ve ever had, and how tired, and achy and exhausted you felt. Now imagine waking up every day feeling like that, but having to get up, go to work/school and take care of yourself and others while struggling through the day. Depression and mood changes are common, as are memory problems and being fuzzy-brained, what patients call “brain fog.” Your loved one may look in a mirror and not recognize herself (the vast majority of thyroid patients, in general, are women, who are seven to ten times more likely to have a thyroid problem compared to men.) When she looks in the mirror, she sees the outer half of her eyebrows are thin or missing, her hair is thin, dry, coarse and falling out, her face and eyelids are puffy, her face is bloated and puffy, and she may have gained weight, despite eating less and working out more than everyone else around her.
With hypothyroidism, anything and everything can be slow, even digestion, which can cause constipation. For women, periods can be worse, and come more often than before. And then there’s that issue of weight gain. Your loved one may be following the most rigorous and healthy diet and exercise program, and yet be unable to lose weight.
He or she might even be gaining weight on that program.