I'm tired, and I don't know how much of that is Monday and how much of that is the lack of synthroid in my life (my thyroid hormone). It's true that I'm still on the Cytomel, the shorter-acting version of synthroid, and they say it's the same. However, I'm worn out and have entered into foggy-brain, one of my favorite hypothyroid symptoms.
This morning I called the endocrinologist's office to officially make appointments for my upcoming RAI scan and dosing, and I could hardly make a coherant sentence when the receptionist answered the phone. We both ended up laughing before I took a deep breath and pieced a sentence together. "It's okay. It's Monday.", she offered. "And yall have whacked out my hormones, too.", I countered. Several glasses of caffiene later, I perked up, but still had the foggy edge.
My coworkers aren't going to know how to deal with me when I start feeling good again!
For those of you keeping up with my dramatic medical-social life, I'll continue taking the Cytomel until the 27th, at which point I go cold turkey off of everything and begin the low iodine diet. My lab and scanning dose will be September the 11th, and the scan will be the 13th. They'll probably dose me with the mamma-jamma dose on the 13th, too, which means I might get to eat regular food again by the weekend.
2 days ago