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I am so exhauseted and depressed dealing with symptoms I have no control over.When I was first diagnosed with Graves disease I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Now that I am on Methimazole for the past 8 months, Ive returned to teaching my fitness class and running during the week. I've always eaten healthy but for crying out loud, I could eat bird seed and gain weight over night. My endo says that when I suddenly gain 6-8 pounds for no reason, go immediately to get blood work and cut back the methimazole to 5mg a day. That is so frustrating to hear!! So easy to say to someone when they don't have the problem themselves. I thought that hyper meant the weight stays off easier so figuring out what to eat, not to eat, exercise too much or not enough, or wait to see how much weight you can gain before your medication is changed is frustrating. AHHHHHHHHHH!!! Sometimes I feel sluggish and other days I feel like I'm having anxieties and trying to sleep with a million questions is just as frustrating. I just don't know how to deal with something that I've had control over my whole life and now have no control over. I almost had a breakdown in the middle of Whole Foods the other day figuring out what to buy or not. I actually thought about just sitting on the floor in the middle of the aisle and yell but didn't want to be lead out in a straight jacket.If anyone has this issue, How do you deal with this daily????
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