Friday, December 21, 2012

Hormones

The beginning of this week was rough.

Let me explain...

I have so many things to be happy about right now.  We know the gender of our baby and we found out that everything else with the baby is alright (which reminds me that I need to do a post about what happens when you ACCIDENTALLY expose your unborn child to radioactive iodine).  I am so SO excited to be pregnant and feel incredibly blessed.

But I've been feeling a little off.  Hopefully this helps explain my lack of posting and almost COMPLETE lack of pictures.

Tired.  Unmotivated.  A little blue.

People keep saying, "Well you're supposed to feel BETTER in your second trimester!" which really just makes me feel worse about how I've been feeling.

Do I have more energy than I did during the first trimester?  I must.  I can stay awake past 8:30 which is a huge improvement.  But I definitely don't feel energetic.

Then Phil reminded me that this is how I was after my second surgery, before they had my thyroid medicine figured out.  And then everything made perfect sense.  Every 4 weeks, my thyroid dose gets adjusted.  It's partially because I don't have a thyroid of my own to help regulate things and partially because increased hormones and weight gain.

But I think the constant change in my lady hormones plus thyroid hormones has me a little... off.

Thankfully, my husband understands.  Thankfully he recognized it.  I'm lucky to have a husband that is observant and can put those things together.  And I'm lucky that my husband is understanding enough to make me dinner, let me go to bed at 9 o'clock at night because he knows I need a good night's rest, and be ok with the fact that the laundry is still sitting in the baskets unfolded.  He also brings me Shock Tarts and lets me watch Sister Wives because he knows they cheer me up.

I'm hoping that as my body adjusts to the newer thyroid dose, my energy levels will pick back up.  Most likely just in time to adjust my dose again.  :)

PS - If you know someone with chronic thyroid issues, be nice to them.  You don't really realize how important thyroid hormones are (at the right levels) until they aren't right anymore.  And from my experience, most people aren't super empathetic when it comes to thyroid issues.  They suck.

3 comments:

  1. I misread your post yesterday and thought you said you already knew the gender! Well I hope you get to find out this time!

    And I agree about being nice to people with thyroid issues! I know the feeling of being off, and it's horrible. I hope you get it figured out soon!

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  2. I'm in the same boat right now. I'm not pregnant but I think my Synthroid dose is off. Do you ever feel like you are so exhausted that even your HAIR is tired? haha I'm there. I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. High five to your hubby for being awesome! It really makes a huge difference, doesn't it? It's the little things like helping with dinner and letting the house get a little bit more untidy then usual without complaints that really stand out. Glad to know you've got someone taking care of you so you can focus on resting and growing that beautiful little baby! :o)

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