Good afternoon... well, I'm really not "with it" today since the day is almost over!! How is everyone doing this week? It's cold, damp and dreary here today and I haven't been able to wake up and get with the program.
Other than being cold, damp and dreary, I'm going okay. I had thyroid blood work done on Friday and as I suspected my levels are off. If you recall, I'd been taking extra medication and had started doing okay - was even losing weight but had to stop taking the extra in order for my blood work to show results for only the prescribed amount. Once the extra gets out of the system, it doesn't take long for things to start going haywire.
I've gained back what I lost, in spite of the fact that we made a quick trip out to Las Vegas this past week and walked as much as 6 miles/day, etc. I'm going to start back taking extra medication again now that I've had the blood work done. I got the results back already and as I suspected, my levels are back to very low. My Free T4 is actually below range and Free T3 is barely in range so it's no wonder symptoms are starting to return
I'm still walking every day with my neighbor and watching what I eat, but as I said, I've gained back the weight I lost, plus my feet are starting to swell, skin is getting itchy, joints/muscles ache. I'm very tired and sleep doesn't make me feel rested.
Anyway, that's where I am and it's not fun right now because I have to start all over again.
So what about you? I hope you were able to meet/exceed any goals you might have made for yourself and look forward to hearing about it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**