Good morning everyone, or good day, as it were. Did I mention I’ve been watching British comedies? I have recently enjoyed a local playhouse’s live theatrical production where the actors employed a British accent as well. Shout-out to all the Mousetrap players! Right, moving along… if you are looking to adopt a Paleo lifestyle, or …Continue reading "Rice replacement. Endocrinologist replacement?"
Watching a British comedy sitcom and drinking PG Tips English Breakfast tea this morning, I begin to think in a British accent. Brilliant, yeah? Sort of how I started thinking in Spanish in the Dominican Republic as a triage translator for the missionary doctors & nurses. What’s disrupting my psuedo-British misty morning is this “hold music” on the phone-line to my …Continue reading "Shake hands with your doctor."
It creeps and crawls. It slowly chokes me. This anxiety. Especially when I’m alone. In somebody’s company, however, I am pleasantly distracted and feel uplifted. There is a clear reason why I feel this way: a prescription adjustment. Four weeks ago a very tangible shift occurred after my doctor switched me from 125 to …Continue reading "Morning pages"
Hello, my name is Jessica and if you’ve been here before you know that I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s. For the past six weeks I’ve taken my first long term prescription of my entire life, Levothyroxine. That’s just the start, though, because during that time I’ve been preparing myself to start the Autoimmune …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 22: Before & In-Progress Photos"
The morning it happened, when my heart raced, followed an evening like this: Went to bed at midnight, woke up to feed the baby, it was 5:00 am or so. While I was awake, I took my Hashimoto’s prescription medicine. Went back to bed until 7am. That makes 2 hours of absorption time before eating. …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 10: Update"
Total length of time on 125 mg of Levothyroxine: 19 days. This morning was the very first time I woke up with my heart racing. I am curious if this will be a repeating event or just a blip as my body adjusts to the medication. The nurse did warn me to watch for heart palpitations. Prior …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 7: Racing heart"