The Things I Learn about Myself Every Day

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Good morning, fine folks!

So, I have some interesting good news.

I think I’ve figure out what’s going on with my guts, and it’s not what I thought it was.

So, remember how I went and saw the Vampires on Friday?

My doctors office got my lab results back yesterday and immediately called me to tell me to change my levothyroxine dosage. Usually, I wait until my follow up appointment to discuss labs with my doctor, but the office very urgently called me as soon as they got results in.

For those who don’t have broken thyroids, this is what levothyroxine is:

Levothyroxine is a thyroid medicine that replaces a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.

Levothyroxine treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

https://www.drugs.com/levothyroxine.html

I was instructed to skip my dose today, and take half a dose the rest of the week, until I speak with my doctor on Friday.

My theory is that my 40lb weight loss messed with how my body was processing the medication therefore putting me into HYPERthyroidism. Hence, the urgency in which my doctors office called me.

Symptoms include gut weirdness indicative of what I was experiencing — food transiting your gut too fast. And when food transits your guts too fast, it can really jack up your system.

I’m still holding off on keto until Friday.

But it kind of makes no difference, because when S.O. and I went grocery shopping this weekend, I still came out with keto foods — aka, no carbs.

We did have carbs this weekend — got some pizza (yassssss!), had burgers at Besty’s… got really drunk at Besty’s, and had hung over Whataburger with fries and a shake.

But I didn’t have carbs yesterday, and unintentionally today.

I made sausage and cabbage last night — simple poor food, but so delicious.

I found decent sized London broils for buy one get one at Winn Dixie and picked up two. I crock potted the first one, and the second one, I think I’m going to pan sear and roast.

But anyways….

I don’t want to think too much about food right now because someone was eating something in my office this morning that smelled like hot vomit and four day old moldy oatmeal simultaneously.

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9 thoughts on “The Things I Learn about Myself Every Day

  1. My sister had that happen… She went from hypo to hyper and back to hypo in the course of about two years. Her thyroid was most confused by her medication taking. She’s been hypo for a long time now so I guess it made up its mind.

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    • I dunno.

      I really hope my doctor figures this out. Looking back it kind of makes sense — all my weird gut problems, anxiety like whoa, my hair is more dry/brittle, some tremors I assumed were anxiety, weird sleep patterns.

      But I’m still going to ask my doctor about my gallbladder, just to be safe.

      But the more I think about it, the more I realize that my guts were probably my thyroid hormones out of wack.

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      • I have thyroid issues too — hypo. I also have gut issues IBS and the like. I’ve had the IBS for decades, but the thyroid is new-ish. I dunno if it’s made things worse, but it certainly has not helped the gut issues.

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        • I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism two years ago — but I probably had issues for longer than that due to not being able to afford testing due to insurance and general brokeness. But the change is like night and day. Before levo, I thought it was normal to sleep 14 hours a day and just be completely unmotivated all the time. Now, I have energy, drive, etc…

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