While we’re on the subject of medicines and doctors and my deficiencies in all areas <G>, let’s talk about thyroid issues.
It was over 20 years ago that I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism and put on meds. We were in Louisiana at the time. When we moved to Kentucky and I went to a doctor there, he did blood work and told me he didn’t think I needed thyroid meds so I stopped taking them. At some point, I saw a different doctor and he thought I needed them. I explained that I had been on them, was off and now he thinks I need them again. He said hypothyroidism usually doesn’t correct itself. Once you need the meds, you’ll always need the meds. All this time I’ve been taking the meds.
The last time I was in Missouri, I forgot them so for almost two weeks, I didn’t take them. I didn’t feel any different not taking them than I did taking them and from what I’d always heard, if your thyroid was underactive, you really should feel it. About three weeks before I was going to have my and get a “clean” reading without taking any meds. I explained to the doctor that I hadn’t been taking them so we could see what my non-medicated reading was. It was perfect. Right in the middle . . right where you want to be said the nurse . . with no meds.
So, at this point, I’m pretty happy to be 62 and not taking any meds all all.
Next year when I go for blood work again, I may be back on thyroid meds . . who knows. It’s all kinda weird. There are probably things that can cause variations in the readings but I find it all weird. Even with our insurance, the prescriptions are darned expensive so I’m happy to not be needing any and I know I’m very blessed to have such good health.