Monday, March 12, 2012

Six Months of Remission

So the Doctor didn't have much to say this appointment. But then again, I didn't really want to be there, I just wanted my lab results and made that pretty clear. He gave me the report from this last time and the one before to compare. I'm still within "normal" range! =) I'm very excited and relieved. I was going to post the numbers of both, but realize now that I don't have a copy of the previous results. But here are the newest ones, blood drawn on March 1:

                                       Ref. Range
TSH:  1.08                         0.40 - 4.50 
T4 Total: 7.6                      4.5 - 12
T3 Uptake: 32                    22 - 35
T4 Free Calculated: 2.4        1.4 - 3.8
T3 Total: 94                       76 - 181

I've been feeling, for the most part, the best I've felt in a long time. The symptoms I've been noticing are not symptoms of Graves', instead, just stress. I've been working to reduce the amount of stress in every area of my life. 
Last week, I went for a massage for the first time in two years and it felt amazing! I could literally feel the tension leaving the surface muscles. My mental and emotional state changed for a couple days though, I could tell that my body was purging itself of toxins. I now feel good and plan to continue with a regular massage regimen. :)

Well, that is all I have to write today...

 You can follow me on twitter, if you would like. I will be tweeting about a positive attitude and stress free living. @juliebmattoon

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Update, to be continued...

It's been over six months since I was taken off all medication. I've been going through quite a bit since then and stress can feel like a killer...

Lately I've been feeling like I might be going HypER, but when I sat back and really put thought into it, it might be that I've been feeling more HypO, than hypER. The symptoms I've been noticing could go either way, so it's been difficult to figure it out. I haven't been stressing about it though, as I know that I am seeing my Dr. tomorrow and getting the results of my labs taken last week.

I could list all the symptoms I've been feeling, but I really don't want to see them written out. I'm afraid that if I do, I will start obsessing about it and get myself worked up for nothing. I will see what my Dr. has to say before I get ahead of myself.