My most recent discovery & struggle, besides my weight, was thyroid issues. My symptoms I had were sometimes downright terrifying, from heart palpitations to insomnia to not being able to walk 2 steps without fainting. Consulting with my LLMD he wanted to take a look at my thyroid levels. About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos & got radioactive kill treatment on the thyroid. Since then I've been taking a thyroid supplement every day. My mom went through every test since diagnosis & graphed it out. What we saw was extremely disturbing. My levels looked like what you see on a heart monitor. Lines up & down everywhere. Some levels were very elevated showing hyperthyroidism, others were low showing hypothyroidism. You can't possibly have both at the same time. These fluctuated so severely it was cause for concern to get that straightened out.
It's typical for an infection like Lyme to cause an autoimmune response in the body which disturbs the hormones. So my doctor ordered me to take magnesium, potassium & vitamin C is set doses, as those settle a fluctuating thyroid. I'm praying I see improvements in how I feel from this. It should also help my very low body weight. Fluctuating from hypo to hyper thyroid is not healthy for anyone, and he believes it's a huge thing holding me back from getting my treatment going full speed.
There have been a lot of bumps along this road & this has been far from perfect. But thank god that he gave me a physician so wise & knowledgable that he knows exactly what to do & say. I'm counting every last calorie I eat to get my weight up, but it's an uphill battle against this metabolism of mine!
Slowly but surely... I get asked often what the hold up is so I hope this post clears it up for everyone. In due time I'll hit the even tougher stuff, but I have to get my other body parts in order to do so. It seems like its always something, but I realize it's Gods timing & not mine. I don't call the shots here, he does. And he has a reason for everything. So I'm patiently following orders & looking forward to the road ahead.