Our youngest will be two in a few months and has been having a rough time lately. Screaming bloody murder and throwing epic tantrums day and night. My guess is his two year molars are coming in a bit early but I really have no clue. He has all of his other teeth. With our first son, a sweet amber necklace and some homeopathic remedies did the trick – not now. We also just all got colds from hell. Nooo, super fun.
Hopefully ^ not the case, but viruses on top of the other excitement are lame and make my usual symptoms worse. Complain-complain-complain.
My ENT and I decided it’s time to take my thyroid out. It’s either take it out now and completely rule out the malignancy there that my first biopsied showed (plus, I have two smaller nodules they haven’t biopsied) or wait until the nodules grow more, press my windpipe, and remove it then. At first I felt confident that that’s what I wanted… Then terrified, I’m removing an organ here… Now I’m back to whatever. My biggest fear is making myself worse but – who knows! Who the hell knows. I’ll have to take thyroid medications and hopefully it won’t take long to get those straight… Those who take thyroid hormone can laugh at me now, I know. Surgery is currently scheduled for May 22 and I have to meet with the anesthesiologist beforehand to talk about my Dysautonomia/POTS, because – what is that!? I also saw my first neuro here for a follow-up… Not even going into it.
The propranolol (beta blocker to slow my heart) that the UW neuro put me on is working, but also making me semi-unconscious at the same time. I’ve been tripping over things (toys, nothing, curbs – be quiet dear husband), stumbling, dropping things, and spacing out more than usual. It’s lowered my blood pressure a little bit but not enough that I’d think would cause issues. Fatigue has been ridiculous but that could be the screaming toddler + germs + stress = not sleeping much either. I’ve felt more like I’m near passing out when I’ve gone to the store lately than I do with the tachycardia, so I don’t know what to do. Give it another week before attempting to talk to someone at UW is my plan. I don’t like medications, they don’t like me… I don’t know how people who take more meds and supplements than me do it.
^ Pretty sure that’s a Hot Tamale.
It seems like all day I’m just thinking about if it’s time to take my next set of pills. The supplements are my choice but they seem to have made more of a difference than 90% of the pharmaceuticals I’ve been prescribed. I’m currently taking two types of magnesium, methyl B12, zinc with copper, turmeric/curcumin, cod liver oil, calcium d-glucarate, holy basil, papaya enzymes, and a strong probiotic. I cut out several others but these seem to be the “must-haves” for now. They’re all the rage! But they’re really so beautiful, like Christmas in tiny boxes.
I have an appointment with my primary care doctor later today to try to catch him up on the latest since my neuro here wants to transfer her care to him. I also want to ask if he’d be willing to order some blood panels that can show if the mold exposure could be an issue. If he orders them, insurance will cover the cost. That’s all folks.