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Trouble Loosing Weight. Fatigue. Mood Swings. Hot Flashes. Trouble sleeping. Severe allergies. Aches and Pains. Weakness. Those are just some of the things I’ve been experiencing for well over the last year.

I attributed it all to being an over 40 year old busy mom with one of my girls getting ready to graduate high school and go to college, the stress of Bob’s cancer diagnosis and his healing, my shoulder injury that took 6 months to heal, my Rheumotoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Diagnosis and my life as an entrepreneur.  I figured maybe I just needed life to slow down a bit and so I cut back my work hours, started setting boundaries, evaluated what I was eating and also took time to rest more.

While all of those things helped, they were not significant enough to get me back to 100% .  I honestly don’t think I have been treating the real issue at hand just putting a band aid over so to speak.  There just had to be something else going on in my body and I set out to find it.

What I already knew is that there was a suspicion that I may suffer from adrenal fatigue or thyroid issues based on information that I had researched.  I also had gone in for my annual physical in which everything was considered normal.  My Doctor couldn’t give me any answer as to why I felt the way I did but didn’t really offer a solution or course of action other than an extreme unmonitored meal plan to follow.   Thank goodness I did not follow that or else my health could be really affected.  That advice didn’t sit well with me and so knowing that I had an appointment with my OB/GYN next, set out to talk to him about it.

At that appointment, he ordered full labs, checking my thyroid thru various tests as well as my adrenals.  I’m awaiting on those results but he’s determined to help me thru this and I am very appreciative of that.

What does all this mean?  I don’t know.  I need to get those labs back and see those results are.  If everything is fine with those, he wants to test for some other things.  He’s given me hope at least that we’re going to keep working until he can solve this mystery.  Once I get those labs back and learn more, I’ll continue to share my journey.

I guess I’m telling you this without my own full understanding of knowing those results because someone has experienced the same frustration and maybe my sharing of this will inspire them to get a second opinion to find the root cause of why they are feeling the way the are.  If that’s you, I hope and pray that you get the answers to help you feel better.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be so transparent with you.

In this together,

Laura

 

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