If you’ve ever experienced thyroid and adrenal issues you have dealt with chasing symptoms in attempt to put the puzzle pieces together. This is an enlightening, yet often frustrating journey. One day you feel energized and clear, the next you have a fog on your head and your anxious. The adrenal & thyroid frustration totally sucks.
In 2007 my neuroendocrine system crashed and I experienced panic attacks, anxiety, blood sugar swings, restlessness, and fatigue (pernicious anemia). The docs and I rooted this back to food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, fatigued adrenals, and severe hypoglycemia. I went gluten free, piled in the custom supplements, and changed how much I worked and dealt with stress. I thought I was all good to go, until a few months ago!
In 2012 my thyroid tested hypo (low) and I went on a glandular per my medical doc’s script. I felt less fatigue but a bit wired even though my tests were normal range. Anxiety feelings showed up when I was under stress, which got me thinking “here we go again“. I reflected back to my time in 2007 where I lived with severe anxiety 24/7 for 6 months straight. I ramped up my supplements and slowed down my life to no avail. Racing heart, insomnia, restlessness, churning thoughts, palpitations, and panic attacks showed up next. WTH right?
The docs ran another thyroid test and I was not autoimmune and not “hyper”, even though I was showing signs of hyperthyroidism. After listening to a bunch of lectures via the Thyroid Sessions, I realized if my adrenals were cashed out the Naturethroid could give me hyperthyroid symptoms. Two weeks ago I switched to a T3 only glandular per my doc and now we are on the diagnostic testing merry-go-round.
So there you have it!
In the mean time, my two female horses are both low thyroid. My older girl is also having pituitary and insulin resistance issues. Plus my older female cat has gone hyperthyroid. What the heck!??!?!?! So now we are all one big happy endocrine jacked family.
The horses have had a nutrition overhaul to see if I can balance them out in the next few months and I’m awaiting a myriad of tests to determine my next steps.
Stay tuned for more specific posts as the epiphanies happen. It’s time to get clear and end the adrenal & thyroid frustration with some answers.
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