When I say my thyroid levels are out of whack, this is what I have been dealing with for the last few years. This is a screenshot of the trends in my levels over the last few years. As you can see, it looks like a dang bouncy ball.

I’ve gone back and forth from having to have my medicine increased to having to have my medicine decreased with very little time in the “normal” range. In fact, I have only had two normal readings in the last four years.

After my March appointment, the doctor sent me for an ultrasound of my thyroid where we found out that the right half of my thyroid is gone and the left half has nodules that aren’t big enough to worry about.

When I saw the jerk doctor in Enid, he told me that the thyroid could be easily controlled by medicine. I pointed out that I have been on medicine and it has NOT been controlled at all (and showed him this same chart from my medical records).

Something I learned early on in my journey with thyroid issues is that the thyroid basically controls all other systems of the body. I learned this when in my ultimate wisdom, I ran out of my meds and did not refill them right away. It brought on some female issues and when I described what was going on to the doctor, he immediately said “You’re not taking your thyroid medication, are you?” and then explained to me more about how the thyroid works and how important it is.

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