There were times my husband or one of my kids found me walking outside in the snow. I was in shorts and barefooted. This happen more then once. Boy, did it feel good to cool off. Ofcourse I paid for it sometimes and got pneumonia. To get off the subjest for a second. Does pneumonia even look like it is spelled right??Or is it just me?
So, I got pneumonia. I would get so hot that when I got a hot flash eveybody around me knew it. I turned bright red. I had a doctor at the time that was not that into my complaints. He was a doctor always in the stat possition to run. I never felt like he really paid attention to anything I said. When I was having so much trouble with my periods he Said we could do one of two things. This is what he asked me. "Do you want to regulate your periods or stop them all together?" Come on now. Was he serious? You bet he was. Mind you he was asking a women that had her tubes tied years ago after having five children. What did he think I would choose? "Oh, doctor just regulate my peroids, I love getting them every month?" I realize that it was a question he had to ask....but still. How does this all tie in with Graves' Disease? Well, in my opinion going thru menopause and having Graves' disease at the same time does not just comfuse the person going thru it but also the doctor. My Graves' symptoms seem to make it much worse. As I said my daughter is going thru menopause and as bad as it is for her she even has come to realize I was much worse. From the depression to the hot flashs from the joint pain to the anxity. It was all 10 times worse for me. My blood test did not show anything about me having Graves' Disease at the time because my doctor never ordered them. He did not see a connection.. To me the blood test told nothing about what I knew I was going thru. And that is the way it is sometimes for some of us. The blood work tells the doctor nothing about how we are really feeling. But, I do encourage you to keep up with that blood work no matter how good or how bad you feel. There is just so much about this disease that is , for lack of a better word to personal. Some things we go thru a pill just will not help. We have to find other ways. Eating right, keep moving, keep a positive attitude, laugh as much as you can. Sometimes I will just watch funny movies or cartoons. But, my best medicine and cure all for the blues is watching a child have fun and laugh. Can't beat that.
"If it is sanity your after, there's no prescription like laughter."