Giving (it) Up.
For some time, I've been toying with the idea of self-treating (in addition to my doctor prescribed medication) my hypothyroidism.
Despite years of adjusting my Synthoid dose, I'm still not...well.
Since my thyroid quit working, I've gained (lots of) weight (and been unable to get any of it off), found myself with all sorts of physical problems (skin, hair, pain), and of course; I'm tired all the frickin' time.
I've seen specialists, had enough blood drawn to sate a thirsty vampire, but I still feel like complete and utter crap.
So, I've been doing some research for ways to 'fix' things at home. There are all sorts of alternative therapies that perhaps, down the road, I will try.
But the one thing I keep seeing is a list of foods to avoid.
I keep trying to avoid the list!
But I'm thinking it's time to give it a try. I'm faced with another (stinking hot) summer without my cute, small, clothes.
What is it I'm so afraid of?
"Avoid refined foods, sugar, dairy products, wheat, caffeine, alcohol"
Some of that's falls under 'no problem' for me. I never drink alcohol or coffee; I think I have pop once every three or four months. I drink mostly herbal, non-caffeinated, teas.
But...sugar, dairy and wheat?
This could be a real problem.
It's one thing to prepare our carnivore/vegetarian meals. But to figure out how to keep Matt happy, but not eat breads or cheese myself? Bleaaaah.
Still, something's got to give. I'm tired of being tired. If not eating dairy is going to help me, well then...I suppose it's worth a try.
Lord, give me strength!!