“I didn't really want to mirror my book after anyone else.
And I feel like the one thing I didn't want to do was make my book corny.
So put a bracket, a set of parenthesis, around this time in your life. Make a clear list about the things that are hard for you since you began your medication. I have not erased the problems, but I have found ways to live my life comfortably despite these problems.
Here’s what not to do: Do not go into your endocrinology appointments weeping about your symptoms, asking your doc to take them away, or demanding your medication be changed. Sometimes your doctor is not going to be able to adjust your meds in a way that will make you feel better. It can be a very slow process accepting this reality.
Here’s a remedy: When you are calm and focused type a list of your symptoms, followed by the questions: a.) Are these symptoms normal for someone with my TSH level? My mind was going so fast I couldn’t get deep, restful sleep. I eventually visited my general practitioner and got a prescription for xanax. If you have anxiety, get real about taming it so it does not take control of your life. I now own cotton sweaters instead of wool, dress in layers, and do a ton more wash, which means I budget a lot more time to do laundry. Please comment below to share your challenges and successes with adjusting to thyroid medications.
b.) Would changing my medication have any baring on the symptoms? It took a few years for me to turn this situation around. If you have brain fog, come up with systems for streamlining and organizing your keys, you bag, your to-do lists, and for managing important information. While addictive for some, it has not been for me, and works like a charm. There are so many approaches for this including exercise, talk therapy, taking anti-anxiety medication.
“I get into the moments that I feel like really changed me as a person,” she reveals.
Jolé tells ET that her primary focus is on inspiring others with her story.