A Lot Can Happen in Ten Days…

A lot can happen in 10 days…

I have lost my appetite. I have lost my love of cooking. I have no desire to drink my fluids. The foods and drink that I once loved now mean nothing to me. Why has this happened? And why out of the blue

I am having some issues with my thyroid. My TSH levels are high. TSH is the hormone that gets released in order for the thyroid to do its job. My thyroid is like a lazy employee. The TSH is the boss, giving the lazy employee work and it keeps piling up and up. Many things happen when your TSH levels are high. Sluggishness, fatigue, loss of appetite, and dry skin to name a few. I swear I could spend all day sleeping if that were an option. I don’t have the energy I once had after surgery. I am back on my birth control pills and lexapro, and I don’t feel my happy self.

My PCP and Endocrinologist are sending me for blood work next week. They wanted to test in 3 weeks to see what the results are, and if they are still high, I will get treated with medication.

It’s kind of funny, thinking about it. My whole life, being fat, I was always asked if I had my thyroid checked. And my answer was always “yes, it’s normal.” Now, after I have the weight loss surgery, there COULD be a problem with my thyroid (please do not correct me, as I know it’s the TSH levels from the pituitary gland… it’s just easier for people to understand it’s thyroid related). I appreciate that my docs are waiting, but these last 10 days or so have been quite shitty!

I did see my Dietitian yesterday and she agreed that everything that I am experiencing can be due to hypothyroidism. I am down to 325 at my surgeon’s office (I go by their scale, although I can now get weighed at home), so the thyroid issue can be hampering my ability to lose weight. Granted I am down 55 pounds since May 12th, so I am not discouraged. I’m even colder than usual! It was when I mentioned that to my PCP that he sent me for the thyroid tests.

The other night I tried cooking something for dinner. I sat there, looking down at the bowl of food, having no desire to lift the fork to my mouth so I can eat. Yes, I DO eat, but it’s forced, almost. At this point, being a day shy of 7 weeks out, I should be getting at LEAST 60 ounces of water daily (this includes teas and non carbonated, sugar-free drinks). I think I am getting around 40 if that. The frustration is growing. I never thought that I’d see the day where I did not look forward to eating, or did not have the desire to eat.

I will try to keep you all updated.

Hypothyroidism

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2 thoughts on “A Lot Can Happen in Ten Days…

  1. I went through a phase like that. Eating was a chore that I didn’t want to even do. Eventually I worked out of that. I enjoy the few bites I get now but never really look forward to a meal. I like the shift in the thinking though – seems more eat to live vs live to eat.

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