So I have yet to come out and talk about this but I was diagnosed with this like a year ago. I learned only recently that my dad has this and never even told me, my parents are so informative. I know I have to deal with this and start changing the way I do things but just thinking about it overwhelms me. I’ve gotten books out of the library but never get the energy to read them.

Hypothyroidism in my life:

  • Weight gain – not only does it cause weight gain but it’s nearly impossible to lose weight.
  • Fatigue – I’m tired all the time, I don’t know how I’m supposed to get exercise when I am so damn tired.
  • Sensitivity to cold – my feet get cold all the time, like ice cold, even when it’s hot out.
  • Insomnia – not only does Hypo cause insomnia but the medication you take for it can cause it too, fucking hell.
  • Weakness – it’s hard to explain but I just feel weak all the time.
  • Hairloss – I don’t think it’s really noticable but this one is really frustrating.
  • Constipation – yippie.
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory Loss – Such a bizarre thing, I have to keep writing notes and notes of notes to remind me of things.
  • Acid Reflux – it gets so bad sometimes it’s seriously painful.
  • Inability to concentrate – would figure that all along it was hypo and not ADD.
  • Acne
  • Inability to stand on feet for long periods
  • Anxiety

So I’m on a medication for it, it takes a while for it to get better. I have to keep having my blood taken to see my levels and that it’s working correctly. I know that there is so much more I need to do such as vitamins, cutting out certain foods and getting exercise. Oh and I have to drink more water, I’m lucky if I drink 16oz a day.

I just wanted to share what I’m dealing with right now, there is so much information out there it’s hard to know where to start. I’ve come to a place where I realize that I can’t live this way, it’s miserable, I need to start taking charge.


  1. Jen G.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I am sorry. runs in my family too. my mom is hypo and my dad is hyper, double whammy!

    1. Robin

      March 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      I think my mom might be too but somehow she isn’t “diagnosed” with anything.

  2. Alissa

    March 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Hum…sounds like a pretty intense problem and very difficult to manage the symptoms. I’m beginning to wonder if I have that because I have like 10 of those symptoms of bullets.

    1. Robin

      March 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      You should get tested. I’m only borderline hypo and I still am this sick.

  3. eddie

    March 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    i hope you get feeling better robin!!

  4. Avitable

    March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Amy had that, but she took Synthroid and that abated a lot of the effects. Get yourself a good endocrinologist. You’ll be awesome! I”m glad you shared this.

    1. Robin

      March 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks Adam, I do need to see an endo again, last time I did they still didn’t know what I had.

  5. Chibi Jeebs

    March 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I think I counted twelve symptoms that I have. I was tested once years ago, but it came back negative, and my doctor now doesn’t think I have *anything* unless I push to be tested for stuff (see: IBS).

    You can do this, love. <3

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