Gratitude Friday

dudesatlory1. Colorado Fall, my favorite season, time for all the hiking — although I could live without all the rain we’ve been having.

fallground2. Practice — mediation, yoga, writing, and dog. Specifically this morning I was thinking of Susan Piver and her Open Heart Project. I can’t wait to see her again in December, in person not just on the screen of my phone.

3. New thyroid medication, which seems to finally be lifting the horrible fatigue, brain fog I’ve been living with for almost three years now.

4. Down blankets. It’s been cold and they are so cozy.

5. Pop music, specifically Taylor Swift’s new song, my new anthem, “Shake It Off,” which I can’t stop listening to.

Bonus Joy: Laughing with Eric, the last peaches and watermelons of the season, quiet, how much Sam and Ringo like each other.

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Friday

  1. Carol

    Oh, MY! Please share new thyroid medicine so my fog can be lifted, too!! Mine is levothyroxine for low thyroid & it has made my hair fall out! Love reading all your posts 🙂

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Carol, I’m happy to share the information. I was also on Levothyroxine for many years (from 33-43), and did fine. At 43, something just wasn’t right, and while my tests showed I was still in “normal range” the numbers over the years had slowly shifted and I could FEEL that it was no longer working its best. So my doctor added a small dose of Liothyronine, and that helped a little, but after three years of that only sort of working, I wanted to try something else. That something else is a “full spectrum” treatment, Armour Thyroid. I’ve been on it since Tuesday and I think it’s safe to say it was a good decision. We’ll do more tests after I’m on it for awhile to see if I need to adjust the dose, but for me it was totally worth trying. I’ve found that with thyroid stuff you have to be so insistent, especially when your lab numbers put you in the “normal range” but you still feel like crap.


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