Me visiting the ruins of Tulum in Mexico back in July 2016.
I can’t believe it’s been almost one year since RAI! A year ago, I was depressed, scared, worried about how things would end up. But then one day, I said, “no mas.” (Spanish for no more.) No mas worrying. No mas letting this disease control me. There was nothing I could do but to accept Graves Disease and welcome it into my journey.
What a difference a year makes. This has been MY YEAR because I seriously kicked Graves Disease in the ARSE! In fact, THANK YOU GRAVES DISEASE FOR MAKING ME STRONGER! And I genuinely mean that.
So here’s the latest update one year POST RAI –
- Pain in my eyes has gone away
- It’s been difficult keeping my TSH in check. I’m currently on 125 mcg of Synthroid. My last test came back in the 4 range, but I need to bring it down to 2 or below if I plan on having babies. I was drinking Maca Root powder with coconut milk everyday a few months ago. During this time, my TSH would test normal. I stopped taking it, my TSH went up again. I may start again but admittedly I got lazy taking it everyday therefore I don’t want to depend on it. I’ll do a future post on Maca Root and the benefits it has for those with hypothyroidism.
- My weight- Admittedly, I was worried about gaining weight. In fact, around this time last year, I was shopping for larger clothes, thinking I would grow into them. I’m happy to report that I’ve maintained the same weight prior to my diagnosis. I’m 133. I do exercise and try to watch what I eat (although I find this very difficult at times.) When I tend to go crazy with the food, I do notice I gain weight but it easily comes off.
- Meditation and yoga have helped me!
- I sometimes get very tired and sometimes feel a little depressed, but that’s because of fluctuations in hormones. It’s not too bad, and I imagine once I’m permanently in range, it’ll go away.
- I’ve learned to be more grateful and I’m teaching myself how to better cope with stress (so I don’t find myself with another autoimmune disease)
Wishing you lots of health, love, and prosperity for 2017. Please share your story below.I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.