For almost 4 years, I felt myself changing, major brain clog, fatigue, severe chronic body pain, anxiety and just so darn lethargic, in addition to memory loss. This is NOT who I am by any means. I related it all to early onset peri-menopause which started at 41
Although, I have severe arthritis since I am 16, with spine surgery from scoliosis and 2 hip replacements in the last 4 years, I wasn't sure if all of this was bringing on the chronic body pain. Historically, I worked in NYC for 30+ years with long days and had a job that needed a brain (which I feel I no longer have) and I still had energy that ran circles around my family and friends. Within the last year, I lost 35 pounds, which I didn't need to lose but I am not complaining.
Finally, my husband convinced me that this must be medical related and not "just normal menopause" symptoms. So 10 months ago, I found the strength to get my butt to a doctor who I like very much and works at a Thyroid Center. My numbers were over 1800. I have had my Synthroid medication adjusted now 6 times and I am currently on 1.75mcg and have blood work every 6 weeks.
I received B-12 shots weekly for 3 months with little physical difference but those numbers regulated. I know I should not feel 93 at 53. I want my life back, my family wants me back and I want to feel normal again.
Therefore, after some research I found this site and thought i'd share my story to see if I can get some advice. I recently within the last 2 weeks have started changing my diet. I gave up white sugar and switched to natural cane sugar. I am trying to go gluten free as possible where I can afford the extra costs. I am trying to give up caffeine as I love my hot lipton tea 6-8 times a day, I find it is my crutch and so comforting. I am switching to caffeine free but not crazy about it. I have added water to my daily diet and trying to increase it daily.
I always considered myself a healthy eater. I HATE any type of seafood which appears to be a good source but not for me. It was recommended by a friend that I try honey and cinnamon daily.
Sorry for the long story, but I thought all the details might give you a better of idea of my struggles and efforts. What suggestions do you have for a typically happy go luck gal with a fun personality who can't find that person right now? I feel like tired pained mush! Thanks