Some symptoms I hope to “cure”

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!

  • Fatigue
  • Joint point (some of my pain mostly likely isn’t related to the thyroid problem, but some of it could be)
  • PCOS
  • Raynaud’s
  • 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
  • Acne
  • Weight instability
  • Fluctuating sex drive
  • Memory troubles
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Tinnitis
  • 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….

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4 Responses to Some symptoms I hope to “cure”

  1. Karen J says:

    All crossable appendages *crossed* for you! And a (figurative) candle lit (‘cuz it’s already past my bedtime, and I’m not gonna leave it lit).
    If your new med is what I think it is, and you *do* have, even in part, a thyroid condition (which I don’t doubt – it’s much more common than most statistics show, or Docs believe, due to chronic and systemic under- and mis-diagnosis), you’re liable to think you’ve been bombed by the Fairy Godmother!
    It’s really not a Miracle Drug, but the difference in effectiveness that a whole natural extract can make compared to a “uni-task” synthetic… it’s like the difference between eating whole, organic fruits and veggies, compared to chemical supplement pills… ((so-o-o not a fan of the one-size-fitz-all Pharma-solution, here, can ya tell?))

    I’m on the edge of my seat for you, too 😉

    • chronicrants says:

      Hi Karen, thanks for the support! Yes, I definitely have hypothyroid – that’s been known for years. But I don’t think it’s been treated properly. Like you said, I hope switching to the natural drug will help. If it helps even half as much as I think it could, I’ll still consider it a miracle drug 🙂

  2. I agree with Karen. Once your new med has time to work (and I’m confident it will), you will be amazed at how it feels to be almost normal again. I speak from experience, although my disease is different than yours. Just keep hanging in there!

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