Well, I’ve been taking Armour for a few months now, and it’s been a mixed bag.
My Talking Thyroid: New Medication Crisis
I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have a talking thyroid.
This exceptionally chatty gland tells me a lot of things. For instance, it is very upset about having Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid). It feels very persecuted. Continue reading “My Talking Thyroid: New Medication Crisis”
This Week in Medical Limbo
What is medical limbo? It’s the time when I’m waiting for test results, waiting to find out the meaning of a new symptom; waiting to see if a new medication makes me feel better; waiting to see if that same new medication gives me double vision, an odd rash, or another strange side effect; waiting for a doctor to call me back; waiting for someone to come along and answer a question I posted in a medical forum; waiting to find out if my insurance will approve a treatment. Chronic illness involves a lot of waiting. Continue reading “This Week in Medical Limbo”
Does Your Thyroid Want a Green Smoothie?
In April 2013, I had a wisdom tooth removed. It is not pleasant to do this in middle age.
My dentist thought it would be no big deal. I knew she was lying. I didn’t realize how badly she was lying. Continue reading “Does Your Thyroid Want a Green Smoothie?”