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What the heck is going on?

Lately I’m beginning to think I’m overmedicated. Or crazy. I’ve been on 50mcg of generic Synthroid for almost three weeks now.  I’ve blogged, researched, and complained about my symptoms and reread portions of my hypothyroid books. The bottom line is that I’m still not feeling better.  The only symptom that has improved has been the mood swings, and while I don’t want to downplay that improvement, I can’t help but wonder what the heck is going on?

Last week I posted a big list of remaining (pathetic) hypothyroid symptoms here: http://www.iyampam.com/2010/07/its-a-big-one/  which got me to thinking. I got the idea that I might be overmedicated.  I’ve had a very busy week job interviewing and so I’ve had little time to follow through on that thought until now.  Once again, I visit Mary Shomon for some advice: http://thyroid.about.com/?nl=1

According to her website here are some signs of overmedication:

“What are the Signs of Overmedication?

They vary, depending on the person, but signs of overmedication with thyroid hormone replacement are often similar to those of hyperthyroidism, and can include anxiety, difficulty sleeping, elevated pulse, weight loss (or in some cases, weight gain), diarrhea, muscle aches and weakness, hair loss, fatigue, exhaustion, irritations or sensitivity in eyes or neck area, among others.”

Shomon admits that its difficult to recognize overmedication signs and I agree.  Looking at the above signs, it’s hard for me to determine because some of these symptoms I already had.  The weird thing is the one symptom that is driving me the most nutty is the difficulty sleeping. And when I say difficulty, it’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. To be sure, I’ve been an insomniac most of my life. I’ve blogged about it ad nauseum. But this time it feels different; it’s as if I don’t NEED sleep. I’m getting less than 6 hrs, some nights way less and some days I nap ONLY because my body is so freakin tired I hafta lay down or I feel like I’m gonna fall down. 

So…I took it upon myself to change my dosage; I cut my pill in half. Only on day two, though.  I know I know I’m stupid. So what else is new?

YES I’m gonna call my doctor this week!

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Regarding Queen of Everything

Her highness is still queen of planet blortnick and also a MODEL.

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