So the last time I wrote about my health issues, I wasnt really doing too hot. My thyroid levels were all whacked out and my insulin resistance had gotten worse. But I had my labwork done a week or two ago and got great news!
A Bare Bones Explanation of My Thyroid Deal: (Brace yourself, it gets confusing)
Last time my TSH level was at 30 something! The "normal" range is 0.3 to 3.0, and the smaller the number the more-active your thyroid. So I was severly hypothyroid, or had an underactive thyroid. However, this time my TSH is at 6. That's a big improvement! My doctor has decided that because I feel so good or "back to normal" that we are going to count 6 as my normal range and not aim for higher right now (unless I start feeling bad).
So basically, after almost two years for feeling ridiculously tired and exhausted etc., and trying several medicines and doses, I may finally be "set"! Yay!!!
A Bare Bones Explanation of My Insulin Resistance Deal:
In April of this year, I found out I had an issue called insulin resistance (well it has other names too, like the metabolic syndrome and some long science-y name). You can read what this means here. Last time I had my labs drawn, my C-Peptide (one indicator you can use to measure this) level was at 18.8 but this month it is at 10!! Almost cut in half! Yay! The biggest way to deal with Insulin Resistance is to lose weight, however for a Thyroid patient, this is often super hard to do.
But I am now working in a gym. And I am starting weight watchers AGAIN (it annyos me that at one point i lost weight and looked good and then let myself "go" as they say). So hopefully these things will help this issue out alot! I want to stop taking the stupid medicine for it as soon as possible!
Random and wierdly detailed post I know, but there is the update for the few of you that might actually care!