Thursday, April 14, 2011

Why I Love My Husband and a Thyroid Question!


1) The other night before we fell asleep, Boomz and I were holding hands and he started thumb-wrestling with me!  Of course, it wasn't a fair fight, because his thumbs are so much bigger than mine, so he let me use my index finger to help. :)  I still lost, but I thought that was just so cute. :)


2) He remembered that I wanted the third Kristin Lavransdatter book (The Cross.  Seriously EVERYONE should read these books.  They come highly recommended by Leila! :) ), and he got it for me for our anniversary, even though we said we weren't getting each other anything. :)  I thought it was so wonderful that he remembered-he even got the right translator!


Okay, onto my thyroid question.  For the past few months (maybe longer than a few months, I'm not really sure), I've been getting 7-8 hours of sleep and I still wake up exhausted.  Sometimes, I'll wake up in the middle of the night wide awake (usually around 3-5 AM) and won't be able to go back to sleep because my mind is racing and my heart is pounding really fast and hard.  If I DO fall asleep, I'm in that stupid half-asleep state.  It's been really bad the last couple of weeks.  I've been sleeping on the couch half the time so I don't keep Boomz awake with my tossing and turning.  Does this have anything to do with my thyroid?  My gut tells me it does, but I want to know what you experts know! :) 

9 comments:

  1. I don't know about the wake ups but I do know fatigue can be a sign your thyroid levels are off. It is one of the signs I always look for with my levels.

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  2. Sorry my phone... ;) adrenals...low cortisol but I've suspected for a long time you've had thyroid/adrenal issues....

    Waking up not refreshed is adrenals, insomnia as well...Waking up between 3-5 am means that your natural cortisol is not rising to get you awake and pumped for the day.

    That is why I wake up at 1am and take a super dose of cortisol so I wake up refreshed.... :)

    I'm sorry...It's gonna be hell trying to find a doctor to help you. If you want to travel, I have a great doctor. :)

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  3. Going on cortisol has given me my life back! You can get your levels tested for way cheaper than I did! It's a simple spit test. If you want any more info just send me an email at jellybelly_75 at yahoo dot com.

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  4. I just took the "spit" test that JB mentioned - it's gross, but not difficult. Haven't received the results yet, but it could be adrenals.

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  5. Oh - and #1 - so cute!! :) My husband and I agreed before we married that when we needed to argue we'd thumb wrestle. It's a good way to work things out. :-D

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  6. I'm sorry you're dealing with insomnia and exhaustion. I have some of those same issues and it's so difficult to not feel rested. I'm going down the thyroid route with T3, but I'm wondering if I should also be looking into the adrenals. Go for the Cortisol spit test and see what comes back. You can even order the test by yourself from the canary club.

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  7. 80% of patients with thyroid issues have adrenal issues.

    adrenals run thyroid, thyroid run hormones

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