What if I could die without these pills, then what people?

A few months ago my doctor switched my thyroid medication from Levothyroxine to Nature Throid.  The changes that happened with my body after the switch were remarkable.  My blood pressure normalized, I didn’t feel the need to take afternoon naps and I felt more like myself than I had in years.

jumping

OH MY GOD! This is what normal feels like!

There was just one problem.  When I went to the pharmacy to have the medication filled they informed me that there had been a shortage and they could only partially fill my order.  They explained that this was normal with some medications and that by the time I needed more they should have them in stock.  I left the pharmacy with enough medication for the next 7 weeks.

I ran out of them over the weekend.

oh shit

OH SHIT!

I called the pharmacy that I originally went to and placed the order on their automated system and they said I could pick them up that afternoon.  So, late yesterday I went to pick up the order.  The pharmacist couldn’t find them so he went to the back for at least 10 minutes and then came back up front with nothing in his hands and I just knew.  They didn’t have them.  There is obviously still a shortage.

what the hell

Isn’t that just my luck.  I finally find a medication that is natural and that works for me and that doesn’t cause side effects and then just like that, it’s gone.  The pharmacist recommended that I call other local pharmacies to see if anyone has it in stock.

One day and about 300 phone calls later, I found 73 pills this morning.  At two pills a day, that should last me for almost 5 weeks.

better than nothing

Yes, I guess it is.

Of course based on my experience thus far, I’ll have to pick these up and then continue to make calls every day until I run out.  Otherwise, I will probably never find them again.  Stupid thyroid.  What the heck would I do if I needed these pills to live?  #Frustrating

Do you take any medications daily?  Why?

Cyber Monday, 50% off all PR’s, Kidding!

Happy Cyber Monday.  Today’s Special more sarcasm since it’s always my gift to you and the gift that just keeps on giving.

sarcasm

How was your holiday weekend?  Did you eat Turkey?  We did.  We ate all the turkey and I am so over turkey that I don’t care if we have it again for like a hundred years or until Christmas.  Same difference, might as well be anyway.

So let’s do a brief recap of the long weekend shall we.  I tried really hard to run as much as possible last week and I did manage to bang out around 25 miles but they were half assed and I wouldn’t call them great by any means.  About the most impressive thing about the miles I ran last week was when I happened upon a music video being shot in the park.

video in park

I tried to get a close up but when I actually stopped and tried to zoom in, they stopped filming and the camera guy actually turned around and glared at me.  Don’t worry, I glared right back.  I’m not easily intimidated. Lucky for him I had no idea who the artist was or I may have stuck around.

Thanksgiving was low key for MacGyver and me, we had dinner around 3 and invited a good friend of ours over for the day.  We floated around the pond for a bit on our floating dock and hung around the house for the entire day until around 6 in the evening and then MacGyver and his friend decided to go do a little shopping and I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but I opted out and stayed home.

I did finally go out shopping with MacGyver for a while on Saturday afternoon.  We hit up the home improvement stores and went to the mall for about a hot minute.  I just haven’t really been in the mood to shop this year with the kid in Columbus and I haven’t been feeling all that great.  I just don’t really have the spirit.

And since I’ve brought it up I suppose this is probably the easiest and most effective way to reach the largest amount of people in my inner most and outer most circles so if you happen to be reading and this doesn’t apply to you then I apologize and skim over this part as quickly as you can.

I’ve been having a hell of a time lately just keeping up.  I’ve been in a fog.  I’m sure a lot of it has to do with my thyroid which has been really out of whack lately but things that typically would take me 15 minutes to do have recently been taking me an hour and a half or more.  It’s daunting.  I’m so far behind and I’m frustrated and anxious and depressed.  I’m forgetting things.  I’m angry.  I’m snapping at people and I’m not very pleasant to be around.  I’m not myself at all.  My medication isn’t working and I’m sure my levels are off and need to be adjusted and my doctor is no longer with the practice so I am looking for a new one.

All that being said, it’s also my fault too because even though I’ve been very careful to listen to the GI doctor and eat gluten free I’ve also been eating all the starches and all the sugars on the planet.  All of them.

everyone is crazy

For those of you to whom it might be important, if you’ve recently emailed, called, written, left a voice mail, sent smoke signals, and you haven’t actually gotten a reply, I’m sorry.  It’s not intentional.  I promise.  I’m working on it.  I’ll get to it.  I’m working it out.  I’ll be back to my old self soon.

Anybody else out there with thyroid issues?

Freaky Friday, and it is!

Its Friday….and it started getting freaky way before the day even started.  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it a hundred times already but my thyroid sucks ass and it has for at least 25 years or more but that’s not the point.

The point is that when my thyroid first went to shit one of the first symptoms was this weird shortness of breath and at the time I didn’t know it but apparently a lot of people with autoimmune thyroiditis suffer from this.  Anyway recently when I started to feel like this..

Shortness of breath

I just assumed my body was attacking my thyroid again and so did my doctor and my medication was adjusted but so far it hasn’t really helped.

I have been running for the past few weeks virtually migraine free but my sinuses have been giving me a bit of trouble so yesterday I called my doctors office mainly out of desperation since I had planned on firing them but just hadn’t had the time to find a new one yet.

Imagine how surprised I was to find out my PA is no longer there!

Yeah, I dont really care.

Yeah I don’t really care.

Anyway, I went to a walk in clinic right around the corner from the house.

Guess what?

Somehow I ended up with bronchitis.  How does that even happen?  I guess that explains the shortness of breath.

No running for the next 5 days.

What are your plans for the weekend?