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I had a rather scary incident last week. Basically, I'd had what seemed to be a normal period about 2.5 weeks prior, which may have been the first normal period since Elizabeth's birth, actually. It was a little heavier, a little more painful, but totally not a big deal (I realize how lucky I am here). Then this freak of nature, involving soaking through two pads per hour and several clots. I hadn't seen this kind of bleeding since the miscarriage right before E's conception. No pain, just more blood than I've seen in a long time. I eventually got nauseated and really tired, and made Scott come home from work in case I passed out. Planned Parenthood was closed, so I took one of my leftover prenatal vitamins, had some iron-heavy food and hunkered down for the night. Made an appointment in the morning but the bleeding had slowed by then to a normal-heavy flow, and they were fairly sure it was fine, but they wanted me to make an appointment in case my body was trying to expel the IUD. So my appointment was today, and they checked on everything and everything was fine. Then the NP suggested that I get my thyroid checked out if it happened again, then said "do you want to get that sent off today? It's only $20" - which felt better than waiting, so I did. What I didn't realize was that the constant exhaustion could be a symptom of thyroid issues, and maybe even the moodiness. God. I thought I just needed time alone, but maybe it's something else.

So now I'm wondering - what would I be like if I got the ADD under control and weren't constantly tired? Would I be a nicer person or just more productive, or would I still feel overwhelmed and crazy? Hmmm.

Date: 2011-05-26 12:18 am (UTC)
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So now I'm wondering - what would I be like if I got the ADD under control and weren't constantly tired? Would I be a nicer person or just more productive, or would I still feel overwhelmed and crazy? Hmmm.

Embrace the power of "and" :-J. Seriously, I'd expect you'd be more productive, but I doubt the feeling of overwhelm and crazy would go away. Dunno about nicer, but I basically like you, so I'm probably not the person to ask :-}.

(FWIW, I'm both hypothyroid and ADD, and while the change in both was gradual enough that I'm not sure I'm speaking from the experience, I am in better shape on both axes now than I was, and I think I am more productive, dunno about nicer, and I still feel overwhelmed and crazy. So I'm probably just projecting :-}).

Date: 2011-05-26 02:37 pm (UTC)
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You're pretty nice, really. I think you often don't think nice thoughts, in a sense, but you perform nice actions, which is ultimately the important bit. The thought process hurts you more than it hurts anyone else. (And I speak from a place of deep empathy, since I always struggle with wrangling my mind into someplace more positive oh god please.)

The bleeding-related stuff is scary shit, and I hope you get it figured out soon!

I think it would help you be more productive to treat some of those problems. It definitely helps me, and I struggle with really similar things. I'm still not as productive as I'd like to be, but every tiny bit of improvement feels really good. And that actually does make me feel somewhat less overwhelmed and crazy, because when things aren't always endlessly looming frantic and last-minute or often overdue, that lets me sleep better, it lets me work calmer, it lets be less tired - it's a whole helpful spiral. The bad shit hasn't gone away entirely, but still. Same thing. I'll take every bit of improvement I can get.

My Mom is getting some thyroid stuff checked lately too, actually. I got mine checked back when I first went in for the LOCAH/PCOS/adrenal/androgens thing years ago, but luckily mine seemed fine. Though I think [livejournal.com profile] roozle might have some sort of thyroid thing she could talk to you about, if I'm remembering correctly?


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