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Thyroid Update

January 28, 2008
OK…time for another update, I guess.  In November I went to see a specialist at Newark Hospital, who told me about radioiodine treatment, and gave me some leaflets to read.  He also recommended that I have blood tests every six weeks…I last had one while I was there!
Since I have had my Carbimazole dose upped, I have put on a stone and a half (about 10kg, I think), but the fat feels different, denser, which would explain the weight gain, rather than looking so much bigger.   I feel as though I am solidifying, and am finding some bending difficult, as the fat just compresses rather than moves out of the way…so someone who is fatter than me, will be far more supple and be able to bend further.  I hate it, as it feels so strange.
I also have days when I feel so depressed, as I find doing simple things very hard and tiring, like I’m weighed down with lead, or something, and have a fuzzy feeling in my chest.  Maybe I should pay the doc another visit…
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  1. Sandi permalink
    June 21, 2008 9:31 pm

    I have been told by the pharmasist (not the doctor!) that the fat is water retentive…which explains why I feel like a wet sandbag!!!

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