Thursday, July 16, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours.....

As the saying goes....when it rains, it pours. I just got back from the doctor's office. This afternoon was my appointment for my yearly physical. And I am not sure if I mentioned it but our Primary Care Physician has been out on Medical Leave due to Brain Cancer. I KNOW!!!! And he is only 40 YO. BTW, PLEASE add Dr. Schallert to your prayers!!

Anyway, needless to say I was a little nervous about seeing one of the other Doctors that have been helping out. But I was relieved, because the Doctor I saw today, seemed to be very good. Really seemed that he knew his stuff!! But, as he was looking thru my records, he noticed that Dr. Schallert had checked my thyroid back in 2005 due to some Panic issues I was having (and still have).

But, Dr. Warren told me today, that back then my test seemed to be "normal" but that since 2005 they have changed the "normal" range. So, he wants me to have it checked again (along with the normal yearly blood work) to see if I have an under active thyroid (Hypothyroidism). Even though it is usually an overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) that causes Panic Attacks. Whereas mine seems to be under active....but he had asked a series of other questions regarding symptoms and unfortunately, a few of the questions I had to say "yes" to. So, now I am EXTRA nervous!!

I was just wondering if any of you are familiar with Hypothyroidism?!?!? And if so, what can you tell me?!?!? And what are the side effects to the medication, etc.!?!?!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

5 comments:

wrcdgc said...

Hi,
I'm new to your blog and I love it. I have an under active thyroid. I have not had any side effects from the medicine. BUT my thyroid has caused me to be tired all the time and I lose a lot of hair. I'm cold a lot and my skin is very dry. The meds have helped me feel less tired and I am not as cold natured. They are still trying to get mine under control. They say once it's under control you feel better. Good luck.

Donna

Carrie said...

I was tested last year for the same thing b/c of panic attaches but I am not real sure anything about it! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

I was just tested myself and am borderline under active. Suppose to go back in 6 months for retest. I've also heard once the medication is correct, you feel much better.

Wishing you all the best. ~~Annie

This Country Girl said...

Carrie,

How are you doing, girl?

I just wanted to tell you not to worry about your thyroid! I had my right one removed and was on synthroid (is that how it's spelled) for awhile afterwards and just weaned myself off of it. But when I was on it, there were not problems. I really couldn't tell that I was on any new medication. You'll probably feel better if you need it! If you feel tired or cold alot, you may need it! I need to have mine checked again since I'm not on the medication!

Email me if you have anymore questions and I'll tell you what I know!

Have a great evening!
Tammy

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