- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
I made a doctor’s appointment, but since I’m 23 and just go to the grocery store clinics for all my little problems (sinus infection, allergies, etc) I didn’t have a regular doctor, so as a new patient they can’t get me in until 10/17. I made the appointment a week ago, too, so it feels like forever just …waiting 🙁
I can sleep for 12 hours and still be tired in the morning, where I used to be a super morning person, up at 6 am bright eyed and bushy tailed. My feet are swollen in the morning and my joints ache. I don’t get winded going up stairs, but by the time I reach the top my muscles hurt like I’ve been doing squats all day.
I’ve been getting bad headaches and missing class. I’m always cold, whereas I used to be burning up all the time. I get weird tightness/wheeziness in my chest at night when I lay down. FI and I barely have sex anymore because my sex drive has gone from several times a week to like…maybe once a month? Ugh.
And the worst part? In the past year I’ve gained like 30 lbs. I don’t eat wonderfully, but I drink lots of water, exercise when I can and eat okay. I certainly haven’t changed anything enough to gain 30 lbs. This has all started happening in the past year-ish, with it getting worse in the past 3 or so months.
I think there is something wrong with my thyroid. When I look at my neck in the mirror, it’s like it sticks out more at the bottom than it should. Sometimes I feel like I have a lump in my throat but then I don’t know if it’s just me being paranoid or what.
I’ve always been generally healthy besides allergies, so this has been scaring me lately. Some days I just want to cry. I get depressed that I might be sick. How stupid does that sound? FI knows I have the doctor’s appointment and that I think there’s something up with my thyroid, but I don’t talk to him about my symptoms because he would worry too much and probably make me even more worried.
I’m both scared and looking forward to my appt. And I am NOT looking forward to any bloodwork that she might want to do – by BP drops really low and I pass out when I get stuck with needles.
I just need somebody to talk to, I guess. Maybe give some advice or stories while I wait a week to finally start getting some answers. :