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Mom's so tired

January 5th 2013 4:52 pm
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She thinks her daytime fatigue is a result of the winter weather being hard on her weak thyroid. She feels all her energy is spent digesting food that isn't quite helpful to her and staying warm, leaving her tired, forgetful & unable to do much of anything all day long. She doesn't feel right until the later dinner time.

She scheduled herself an appointment with her doc on Monday afternoon for a thyroid check up. She has several of the symptoms so she's pretty sure it's that. She was born with underactive thyroid and constantly needs to take medicine every day just to function, which she hasn't done well the past couple weeks despite medicating.

Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

January 5th 2013 at 8:13 pm

sorry your mom is not feeling well. sending purrs
Purred by: Dusty (Catster Member)

January 6th 2013 at 7:17 am

Thanks. She's starting to look at endocrinologists within 90 miles, there are some about 45 miles away in the same area she went shopping a few days ago.
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

January 6th 2013 at 4:44 pm

That is good, mom has read the best doctor to talk to about these kind of issues is an endocrinologists
Purred by: Dusty (Catster Member)

January 8th 2013 at 8:08 pm

Turns out her thyroid is still doing fine on the medicine, seems to just be Seasonal Affective Disorder. There is no fix when she can't afford to go south to a warmer climate since she's tired of bundling up just to go out so prefers to stay indoors. Being cooped up in 425 sq ft can make anyone blue.




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