- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
So I’m in university and I’m obviously under a lot of stress. But recently I’ve been even more stressed as this semester has been a really heavy load and is very tough and my parents don’t want to talk to me / won’t talk to me about school because they’re upset I want to transfer programs. My SO and I tend to get into fights when I talk about school with him.
When I complain that I’m so stressed and that it’s really hard to study he doesn’t get it (yes he has gone through school too so he does kind of know what I’m talking about but he’s also a lot smarter) He just goes “well study harder” or “stop complaining and just do it”.
So yeah, doesn’t really make me feel better.
Anyways so I recently changed BCPs and since then (and starting this semester) I’ve noticed that I’ve been really emotional – up and down really happy and really depressed and upset, listless and not wanting to do anything, irritable and angry. I’ve been really dizzy and lightheaded recently. I’ve been extremely tired, to the point where I’m almost falling a sleep in class and trying everything I can to stay awake (hot chocolate, tea, going to bed early, napping, not napping, everything!), I’ve been having killer migraines and headaches, I haven’t been able to fall asleep but then when I finally do fall asleep I have a hard time getting up, I’ve been having problems again with dizziness like I used to where when I go from sitting to standing or laying to standing my vision blacks and I tend to fall down. I have NO libido whatsoever and so I just attributed this to my BCP.
So I went to the doctor to discuss this and he said it could be the BCP but it could also be stress/hypothyroidism. So he said since I haven’t been on the pill very long I should stay on it (doesn’t want to suddenly change everything all at once) and he wants me to have blood work done, he said it could be a multitude of things but he is worried it could be hypothyroidism which I looked up online and it lists the symptoms as:
Fatigue, Tiredness and weakness; feeling “run down”
Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Cold intolerance (low immune system)
Muscle aches and pains
Vague aches and pains
And I’ve pretty much experienced all of them (I gained 20lbs coming to university and I did everything I could last summer – eating healthy and exercising – and couldn’t lose the weight) etc.
So yeah, I’m worried now so I’ll be having my bloodwork done I’m thinking tomorrow or Monday. Also I’ve signed up for counseling one on one for stress management and I think it will be nice to have someone not personal to talk to.
BEES. Have any of you had hypothyroid problems and are these symptoms on the mark? What do you think?