A couple weeks ago I wrote about wanting to improve my health. I’m hoping to start a new treatment soon, and there’s a good chance it could fix a lot of my symptoms. I don’t know if I’d consider it a cure exactly, but it should help.
The truth is, I can only guess at which symptoms are related to my thyroid condition, so I can’t be sure which could potentially be helped. And then of course, I don’t know how well the medication will work for me. But what gets to me is all the symptoms that could potentially be related to my hypothyroid that I didn’t know about. I figured my fatigue might improve, but by looking at symptom lists and following online patient groups, I’m realizing just how much else could possibly improve. So here’s my list of symptoms that I have reason to believe might improve on the new medication. I sure hope I’m right!
- Joint point (some of my pain mostly likely isn’t related to the thyroid problem, but some of it could be)
- Foggy thinking
- Pins & needles feeling in various parts of my body
- Extreme sensitivity to heat and humidity
- Sensitivity to cold
- Difficulty regulating body temperature (once hot I stay hot, once cold I stay cold)
- Dry eyes
- Feeling like my arms and legs are dead weights
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Heart palpitations
- Digestive problems
- Unusually dry patches of skin
- Weight instability
- Fluctuating sex drive
- Memory troubles
- Trouble concentrating
- Low blood pressure
- Sleep problems
Of course, there are more hypothyroid symptoms. You can find some of them on this list. But these are the ones that I’ve got and that I hope might go away. Can you imagine? I can’t. I’m scared to think it’s even possible. But what if….? What if these went away/improved? What if I got better, even just partially? It could be incredible.
I have to wait several more weeks at least before I can try the new medication, and then it could take months before I know what, if anything, it will fix. But just having hope after so many years of having none is already an amazing gift. I sure hope it works. I hope that at least some of these get better. I’ll let you know soon….