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Old 02-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, about two weeks ago I found out something was wrong with my thyroid. Nothing major at first, because I barely even noticed my symptoms. Now, though, I'm working on going through all the testing, and waiting to hear the results to know where to go best. I'm a little spooked about the way everything is going, and cancer is extremely prevalent in my family. I always considered myself a healthy, and fit person. My weight was healthy, I've achieved goals I've set, but now I feel like that's all gone to hell. I try to make sure I don't psych myself out, but now I can barely work out anymore, I get way too tired too quickly, if I don't accidentally just sleep all day anyway. I get winded fast, and barely have any appetite. But here's the fun part. Despite all that, my weight will not stay down. I've been on a steady incline, and it's wrecking me. Two summers ago I worked so hard to lose about 20 pounds, and I've been lucky to maintain that with little effort. Now, though, I am so crushed because I feel like I can't control this.
There's another girl at my school with thyroid issues; she's on medication but she put herself through these crazy diets all the time. I told myself before she may have been masking anorexia, but now I'm not so sure. If I can eat so little and still have my weight shoot up like that, what am I supposed to do to stay where I am. Like I said, it's become so hard to try and work out the way I used to, or do anything for that matter. My hair is falling out, and I'm either too hot or freezing all the time. I need help, advice, support, and prayers. I know that yes, I am working with my doctor, and yes, eventually things will be better, but as of right now I'm struggling.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Being aware of these things is always better then not being aware
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hang in there. I'm sorry it's so frustrating for you right now. Maybe for now, just try to make healthy choices, and then when you get things stabilized, you can worry about the number on the scale. I hope your tests show good news.
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