Hashimoto I Can Cause Severe Pain

Hashimoto I Can Cause Severe Pain

Hi 👋 My name is Hashimoto’s 🦋 … I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid … I am now velcroed to you for life …

Others around you can’t see me or hear me, but YOUR body feels me …

I can attack you anywhere and any way I please …

I can cause severe pain or, if I’m in a good mood, I can just cause you to ache all over …

Remember when you and energy ran around together and had fun …???

I took energy from you, and gave you exhaustion … Try to have fun now …

I can take good sleep from you and in its place, give you brain fog and lack of concentration …

I can make you want to sleep 24/7, and I can also cause insomnia …

I can make you tremble internally or make you feel cold or hot when everyone else feels normal …

I can also give you swollen hands and feet, swollen face and eyelids, swollen everything …

I can make you feel very anxious or very depressed, too. I can also cause other mental health problems …

I can make your hair fall out, become dry and brittle, cause acne, cause dry skin, the sky is the limit with me …

I can make you gain weight and no matter what you eat or how much you exercise, I can keep that weight on you. I can also make you lose weight … I don’t discriminate …

Some of my other autoimmune disease friends often join me, giving you even more to deal with …

If you have something planned, or are looking forward to a great day, I can take that away from you … You didn’t ask for me … I chose you for various reasons …:

That virus or viruses you had that you never really recovered from, or that car accident, or maybe it was the years of abuse and trauma (…I thrive on stress …🙂 You may have a family history of me … Whatever the cause, I’m here to stay …

I hear you’re going to see a doctor to try and get rid of me … That makes me laugh … Just try …You will have to go to many, many doctors until you find one who can help you effectively …

You will be put on the wrong medication for you, pain pills, sleeping pills, energy pills, told you are suffering from anxiety or depression, given anti-anxiety pills and antidepressants …

There are so many other ways I can make you sick and miserable, the list is endless – that high cholesterol, gall bladder issue, blood pressure issue, blood sugar issue, heart issue among others? That’s probably me …

Can’t get pregnant, or have had a miscarriage …???

That’s probably me too …

Teeth and gum problems? TMJ …??? I told you the list was endless …

You may be given a TENs unit, get massaged, told if you just sleep and exercise properly I will go away …

You’ll be told to think positively, you’ll be poked, prodded, and MOST OF ALL, not taken seriously when you try to explain to the endless number of doctors you’ve seen, just how debilitating I am and how sick you really feel … In all probability you will get a referral from these ‘understanding’ (clueless) doctors, to see a psychiatrist …

Your family, friends and co-workers will all listen to you until they just get tired of hearing about how I make you feel, and just how debilitating I am …

Some of them will say things like “Oh, you are just having a bad day” or “Well, remember, you can’t do the things you use to do 20 YEARS ago”, not hearing that you said 20 DAYS ago …

They’ll also say things like, “if you just get up and move, get outside and do things, you’ll feel better …” They won’t understand that I take away the ‘gas’ that powers your body and mind to ENABLE you to do those things …

Some will start talking behind your back, they’ll call you a hypochondriac, while you slowly feel that you are losing your dignity trying to make them understand, especially if you are in the middle of a conversation with a “normal” person, and can’t remember what you were going to say next … You’ll be told things like, “Oh, my grandmother had that, and she’s fine on her medication” when you desperately want to explain that I don’t impose myself upon everyone in the exact same way, and just because that grandmother is fine on the medication SHE’S taking, doesn’t mean it will work for you …

The only place you will get the kind of support and understanding in dealing with me is with other people that have me … They are really the only ones who can truly understand …

I am Hashimoto’s Disease … 🦋🦋🦋

Author: XGemx

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  1. This is excellent! I noticed that you don’t have a “reblog” button. I would like to share this on my blog.

    I have been fighting with Hashimoto’s since my late 20’s and didn’t know it until a few years ago. I went thought almost everything you’ve described. I’m 68. Yes, you read that right: It took 40 years to get a diagnosis. How did that happen? Over the years, I stopped believing the “all in your head” diagnosis by doctors who later apologized when they found out it wasn’t in my head.

    Anyone with invisible health-related challenges HAS to be proactive. Over the years, I have been quite insistent and have done my own research.

    My son has asthma. My daughter has autoimmune problems, and what I read about Hashimoto’s fit some of my symptoms, so I insisted on being tested for antibodies. My endocrinologist didn’t think it was necessary but finally did so (I really like him — he explains things well and doesn’t think the word doctor is spelled g.o.d.) The look of shock on his face!. Normal is 1:40 – 60 and I was 1:110 or something like that. “I would not have believed it” were the words he used to describe the results. Apparently, when you’re in your 60’s and can sit on what’s left of your hair, that’s not normal for someone who has been hypothyroid for so long.

    My sister and my daughter are hypothyroid. Both are overweight. I have gastroparesis added into the mix, so I’m underweight. There are several things I do so that I can still work — and write . Years ago, I insisted on Armour Thyroid and pay for it myself (since Medicare will not pay for it). I don’t waiver from what works. For several years, this worked quite well. Generic thyroid supplements never worked for me and neither did the synthetic thyroid supplements. I’ve often thought about going back to the old ways — where you divice out a pork thyroid and take your temp every morning to see if you need more or less thyroid meds that day. 🙂

    If things would stay the same, I could have kept both the hashimoto’s and gastroparesis in check. But Armour Thyroid changed something in their medications recently. All I can say is that at one time there was a slight organ-meat taste to their pills. Now, there’s not. When that change occurred, it sent me into a gastroparesis tailspin. That’s all it takes — just one little change.

    As usual, I’ll figure out a way to recover, it just takes a bit of perseverence. I’ll never be a runner, but I try to walk at least 1/2 mile 3x per week. I know my energy levels and how to make the best use of them. I take B12, trace minerals, calcium at night, thyroids meds in the morning, turmeric and vitamin D3 among other supplements. I wear dark glasses to minimize migraine and eye pain (light sensitivity) and do everything I can to spit in the face of Hashimoto’s. 🙂

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