Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finding my dose

Now that I've backed down to 27.5mg of HC, I am feeling much better. I lost all of that weight almost immediately too, which is really strange. haha! I'm still a little heavier than I would like to be, but I think the last few pounds I'll need to exercise off. Unfortunately I don't think I'm quite ready for heavy exercise yet. I'd like to give myself another few weeks on the HC to see how it goes. My thyroid may also be causing some weight gain too.

I've been taking my florinef a little closer together. Yesterday it was pretty nice outside, so I was weeding the driveway and raking up some old leaves. I could feel my salt-wasting symptoms coming on just slightly, so I decided I'd take another 1/4 tab of florinef to see what would happen! Well it fixed me right up! My heart palps chilled out and I was good for the rest of the day. I skipped my night time dose of florinef and was totally fine this morning. This little experiment has given me some insight. I think I burn through the florinef really quickly for some reason.

My mood has been much better on this lower dose of HC and I've been wanting to get up around 8:30-9AM every morning! It's an absolutely wonderful feeling to start the day off early!!! My appetite has been better too (in a good way). Some days I'd barely eat because I was not hungry at all and now I feel like I'm eating more regularly. Because of this, I've been trying to get better at cooking different meals. This week I made some wild caught cod, homemade stuffed peppers, buffalo flank steaks, gluten-free pancakes and more! I've been eating breakfast too, which is completely unheard of for me. I haven't eaten breakfast since I was 13 years old. Every morning I used to be so nauseous I would puke if I ate...[No I was not pregnant, everyone would always say that to me.../sigh].

All and all I think things are going pretty well. I'm certainly not perfect yet and if I get startled I get the shakes, which tells me to begin stress dosing immediately. I'm still trying to figure all of this out and it's really quite confusing.

1 comment:

ninetynine said...

Hey Birdlady,
I used to take Armour and did great on it for several years, then I experienced adrenal problems and even with HC I could never tolerate it very well after that. I found out about a newer treatment that helps both hyper and hypothyroid called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Basically a doctor discovered it and it's an off-label use of an FDA approved drug. NO side effects and it helps your body regulate your own thyroid. Google the term and check it out. Your doc has to order it from a compounding pharmacy, but it has really helped me and with the adrenal issues it has helped me not experience the severe swings that I was having with Armour.