Sunday, June 5, 2011

because one of you might care

updates on my health condition(s):

-my blood work from tuesday revealed that i have an under-active thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. i haven't gotten any other results back buuuut hypothyroidism could explain most, if not all, of the symptoms i've been experiencing. i started medication for this yesterday. this condition is very easy to manage, the biggest pain is regular blood tests to check thyroxine levels. 

-i've been extremely lightheaded since wednesday. at first it was just when i was up and walking around but by friday it was all the time, sitting, laying down, walking, etc. i know it's probably because of the thyroid condition but that doesn't make it any less troublesome. my sister ended up having to drive me to an urgent care center on friday night because i felt so awful. they prescribed meclozine which hasn't really helped me at all. meclozine is more commonly used for motion sickness and dizziness but i'm not dizzy, i'm lightheaded. 

-they also ran some quick blood tests while i was there and apparently my blood glucose was, like, off the charts high. normally my blood glucose is fairly low, sometimes even dipping into hypoglycemic levels. i can't understand why i'm suddenly hyperglycemic but i'm hoping it was just a one-off thing or something. i'll probably find out tomorrow (when i go see my regular doctor) if it was high on my labs from last week or not.

-the plan is to go back to work on wednesday. hopefully my thyroid medicine will start working by then and this lightheadedness will go away because otherwise i don't think i'll last more than a couple of hours at work.

-i hope i feel 100% better in 27 days or less because i refuse to miss my trip to santa cruz or to be miserable while i'm there. 


Lizzie said...

Oh Stefanie, I have been reading every update even though I don't comment, and it breaks my heart. You shouldn't have to go through this! I do hope this latest medicine helps, and though it sounds silly, let me know if there's anything I can do from afar.

Kimberly said...

i hope that the medicine starts helping or you get a better answer soon!!