It’s been a really busy few weeks with work and I’ve admittedly been burning the candle at both ends. My job involves quite a bit of travel so I’ve been away from home either for 1 or 2 nights solidly for the past 3 weeks.
My last blood test was on the 8th January, with the doctor calling the very next day to say my TSH had jumped from 0.05 to 7.5 (range is 0.05 – 4.5) so increased my meds again. I didn’t ask about my T4 but my folate was low and she wants me to go back next week for another blood test including a fasting one for folate and b12.
For a few weeks I’ve had low blood sugar level attacks (I’m not sure if my levels are actually low but it’s the only way I can describe them), my lower back has been aching dully and since Sunday I’ve started having bouts of vertigo even when lying down or just sitting. I’ve had moments of confusion this week – nothing spectacular, just confusion over day of the week or forgetting what I was talking about.
I know it’s all symptomatic of being underactive at the moment. I’ve never had Vitamin D checked so will ask my GP if they can test this next week. I just haven’t felt this exhausted and been in this much pain in a long time. It makes me feel quite emotional and I’m not that kind of person. IT SUCKS!
It’s my own fault though. Instead of listening to my body and trying to take it easy I’m pushing myself. I’m doing everything I promised myself I wouldn’t do. Now I’m sitting at my desk, trying to get my back into a comfortable position, stretching my legs out to try and help the pain and sporting my reading glasses to try and take the strain off my eyes.
I just need to get through to next week and everything will be wonderful!