I tried to start taking my T3 awhile back and I was terrible about it still. I was totally forgetful and never had a full stomach. So I took a break, and when my painful mouth full of canker sores returned for the second time, I decided I was all in. Dr. Hilger's filled the script, but wanted to update my blood draw. So back to the lab I went, giving lots of love to my lab ladies (the lab manager is 39 and has PCOS, never been pregnant). I was caught off guard because this was one that won't ship room temp, but lovely lab ladies came the rescue happily shipping it for me on ice. So grateful! I guess they started doing the shipping when they got so many requests. I know there are lots of Dr. Hilgers fans in the area thanks to our Napro docs.
Anyway, Dr. H's office is playing phone tag with me, but the gist is Dr. H wants me to start synthroid. Not sure he has all the facts though, so looking forward to talking to the nurses. I thought I would get the scoop on it from you all so I would be prepared with any additional questions. The reason I say they don't have all the facts is they told me to do it at a certain point in my cycle. I wasn't cycling, so I am pretty sure what they told me to do was take it anytime. However, I don't know if they gave me any other instructions. I mean, pretty sure I took T3 the day I did the draw etc, normal like any other day. But that doesn't make sense if they are drawing for hype and hypo etc (they did a few thyroid tests). I may have goofed it up. I looked up symptoms and I used to get cold easily and I do have dry skin, but my temps are better on T3 and the dry skin, well I definitely need to drink more water. No hair loss. And no weight to lose which seems to be a biggie. I don't know. I would love to hear your thoughts. Is Synthroid basically the new T3 that Dr Hilgers is using or is it just for hypo? How much is it a month? Do you get it from Kubats or locally? Does it help with Sx? What Sx do you experience? Any side effects?
By the way, wasn't cycling that I knew of, but probably was about two weeks prior to cycling so I should have just been paying more attn. After 12 months of mostly dry days, you get a little lazy with NFP. But back it came, like clockwork, when AJ was a few days shy of 13 months, just like with Charlie. We quit nursing at a year (little bugger was teething on me for at least a month prior and starting to do some serious damage!) I am on CD 4 now (and this is so weird, but it isn't crazy heavy like I expected) so I am looking forward to discussing the plan with Dr. H's nurse re: ttc. Last time it was standard to do blood work on cycle 2, medicate and bloodwork cycle 3, and then ttc on cycle 4. Anyone know if this has changed?
Okay, gotta give you pics now since I totally missed blogging that they turned 3 (Oct. 8th) and 1 (Nov. 11). AJ has taken up to 9 steps but isn't full on walking by any stretch. He'd rather walk on his knees, silly boy! He keeps us smiling by folding his hands at mealtime, the occasional spontaneous words ("gentle", "chug chug chug choo choo" and barking at the dog). He will seriously rock out to any time of tune. He is still our bruiser, very physical boy, and also very tall. I still can't believe he has 8 teeth when Charlie had 2 at this age. Charlie is still the preformer, always talking ninety miles a minute, has a huge imagination, and a million facial expressions that he has perfected (I catch him trying to se himself in the mirror if he is crying). He kept it real with Santa, talking about how dad was caulking the tub all day, that he gets treats for pooping at school, and carried on a lengthy conversation about the tractor tipping scene from the movie Cars. Always on my toes with these two, who love each other as much as we love them, which is so fun to see!
Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers and wishing you a very merry Christmas!