Monday, September 29, 2014
I have had problems with my stomach for years, but it has gotten bad in the last year. It has gotten to where I don't leave the house unless I have to. I don't go to the pool anymore because I am afraid of an accident in the pool. I don't go to the gym anymore, because it is embarrassing. I don't even have friends over anymore. My gastroentrologist sent me for a couple tests. but they all came back negative. She told be to take Fiber One but that just seems to cause more gas. I am at my ropes end.
More than a year ago, I cut my hair to a crew cut. My hair was falling out and I was getting tired of it. I was tired, but not exhausted. I was going to the pool and gym them and able to exercise. It seems like since Easter or there abouts, I haven't felt able to do anything. I want to sleep all the time, feeling tired. I chalked it up to being depressed over my stomach, since I do have depression. They increased my meds which did help a bit. I stil have this feeling of being wiped out. I am up for a couple hours and I am exhausted to where I don't feel like I can't do anything but sleep. I just want to lay down. I am eating at the low end of my calorie range and I am putting on weight.
When I had my physical in August, my blood count showed by thyroid count was low. I looked it up on Webmd and I have a lot of the symptoms for hypothroidism. I guess it runs in families, my Mom does have it, and she told me yesterday my older niece Kim was just diagnosed about 2 weeks ago. Dr. B sent me a note in August saying we will recheck in 3 months. Well, I am not waiting 3 months, I have an appointment for tomorrow morning. If he doesn't want to do something about it now, especially since I complained about my hair falling out in August of 2013 I will find another Dr. I am also going to talk to him about my stomach and see what he says. I know he will say call Dr. Von Stalk, but maybe he will give me something in the meantime.