How I Managed My Hyperthyroid Disease
I feel so unfortunate having this type disease since the symptoms of hyperthyroidism is so horrible. I had this hyperthyroidism years ago and until now I’m still trying to manage it. When I wasn’t diagnosed yet with hyperthyroidism, I was so nervous all the time. I thought I was just too nervous around people. Thinking that it was just social anxiety, I ignored it. What I did was to distance myself from other people and I try to always find an excuse to not attend social events. It got worst eventually and aside from being nervous, I was feeling fatigue all of the time. I also noticed a lump on my throat (goiter) and this made me visit a doctor.
I got series of testing and my doctor found out that I have a toxic goiter (hyperthyroidism) and I need to undergo medication. I was on medicine for years but my symptoms are still there. I’m still so nervous everytime even after taking inderal everyday. Inderal helps a lot since it makes me less nervous everytime I take it but after several hours, the effect of the medicine wears out and my nervousness would come back. After 2 or 3 years, I was very hyperthyroid again. My THS was 0.01 again and it was really toxic so my doctor told me undergo radio active iodine treatment. I had the treatment and after one or two weeks, my nervousness went away and I feel like normal again. But after one or two months, I noticed that I was so forgetful and my skin was dry. I also had hair fall and I was too nervous about it that I went to visit my doctor. I was already hypothyroid so my doctor reversed my medicine. I slowly recovered but until now I’m still taking in medicine as maintenance and I visit my doctor four times in a year.
Everything seems okay right now except that I’m not as sharp as before. I don’t regret that I had undergone radioactive iodine treatment since it treated a lot of my symptoms. My hands no longer trembles and I don’t get nervous all the time. I feel like a normal being again except that some times, I feel a little depressed but other say this is normal so I just need to help myself so I can fully recover from this illness.
My GERD Illness or Gastro Esophageal Disease Disorder
Having a GERD disease is serious so don’t take it likely. The first time that I had a serious attack with GERD, I thought I was having a heart attack. My breathing became fast, my heart was palpitating and I was a bit dizzy. I just thought that there is something terribly wrong with me so since I was at the office, I approached our nurse and told her that I was feeling really lightheaded and that there is something wrong with me. She took my blood pressure and it was so high that she took me to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with mild GERD. Prior to that attack, I was having constant pain at the back of my neck and I had constant headache. I was told that what triggered the attack is the caffeine that I take everyday. I love coffee flavor shake and I always have it during lunch. Once a day was enough to trigger an attack so I stayed away from it for months. Aside from the dizziness that I felt, I also had tingling sensation on my fingers. I stayed away from coffee, ice cream, softdrinks, chocolates and other foods and drinks that would trigger GERD.
I was able to slowly recover from it, but I’m still having mild symptoms whenever I eat too much chocolates. I can’t stay away from chocolates since it’s my favorite. I also make sure that I take in vitamins everyday. Stress would also trigger an attack so make sure to not stress yourself overmuch.
After My Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery
I had a laparoscopic surgery two years ago. I had numerous gallstones and my gallbladder is already infected. Before I got diagnosed, I was suffering from constant stomach pain when I over eat or when I eat fatty foods. I feel like I’m constantly having gas pain and feels bloated all the time. I had this problem for several years and I didn’t want to go to the doctor to have it checked before because I’m afraid that I’d be diagnosed with cancer. I did have a health insurance before because I was employed and we have a group insurance but I was really afraid to go to the doctor. After several years however, I couldn’t take it much longer since I had difficulty breathing and I was having back pain as well. So I went to the hospital and had an ultrasound. My doctor found out that I got a lot of gallstones and it needs to be surgically removed since the symptoms is getting worst.
I had it removed and I was so much relieved after the surgery because the constant pain that I was having before disappeared. I had to diet foods ofcourse but I’m having difficulty staying from foods that shouldn’t be eaten by patients that had their gallbladder removed. I was told to stay away from fatty foods, fried foods, etc. When I eat fatty foods, I still get bloated so I try to eat foods that are less in fat.
It has been years now since I had the laparoscopic surgery (cholecystectomy )gall bladder removal and I feel better now. I’m happy that I had the surgery since I can enjoy eating foods without suffering from stomach pain afterwards.
I don’t know if it’s related to GERD but right now, I’m suffering from gastro esophagial disease disorder. I only have mild GERD and it’s still manageable since all I have to do to not have an attack is to stay away from chocolates, acidic foods, fatty foods, caffeine, softdrinks etc. Aside from that, I also have thyroid problems but I’m able to manage. I had it for years now and the symptoms I had with my thyroid problem are serious and I will write about it on my next post.
I was diagnosed with these illnesses when I was on my twenties. I believe that I was too young to have undergone surgery. It is really important that we need to look after our health and we need to discipline our self on our eating habits. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.