TBI & Hypothyrodism….

https://www.nahypothyroidism.org/traumatic-brain-injury-a-cause-of-hypothyroidism/

I thought I had read this someplace… we are getting weather and reception has been bad and it has played with my signal… so miss internet…

What I find interesting… about 1988, after my return from Japan… while living in Moreno Valley, we were stationed at March AFB… and I went in for my checkup and blood work and they said, gee you got high cholesterol and I can’t tell you if that is when the thyroid stuff started, but I remember the hypoglycemia had started…

According to this article I attached and others that I read… brain injury and considering how many areas of my brain were impacted…. again, I am lucky I can wipe my own ass… just that simple… most fascinating muscle we got… this little grey thing in our skull…

When we moved to Hawaii in 2016… I could tell something was changing, about 2014 give or take a year… the Endo doctor at El Paso VA ran all kinds of tests… and tried me on all kinds of drugs… and she never sent me to neurology… she knew TBI could impact the thyroid… another opportunity lost…

When I could not tolerate any of the other medication she put me on… that is when I started getting beyond frustrated and started exploring ways to get off this drug from hell… Levothyroxine….

So I tried HGH, which is sold in Costco… took it for 1 year straight and I followed the instructions to a “T”…. and my thyroid started reversing itself and the dosage started being lowered…

By the time last fall got here… I was 2 dosages away from being off the drug and I knew… deep down I knew… I should not be on this drug… that the TBI’s had been the cause of the issues and lo and behold I am right and the medical, college educated, licensed professionals… got it wrong and would not listen….

I will tell you straight up… from Aug 2018 to Jan 1st… 2019…. I was living in a total hell and the doctor kept telling me I was wrong… now you get, why I have a new primary… I don’t have the education and I figured it out!!!

The paranoia was off the scale, the irritability was off the scale, the cognitive and articulation issues, are well documented in my writing… every issue I deal with because of the Neuropathy and the TBI’s… were enhanced by a drug, my body did not need…

Not all of it is gone 100%… I am averaging about 4 to 6 hours of sleep, I still get slightly cranky, but nothing like before… my appetite is good and my weight is healthy… my depression is another subject… but much better, than when I was taking the thyroid drug… and anxiety is a thing of the past… all because of one tiny little man-made pill… gee that sounds like religion!!!

What the doctors got wrong and the Endo at El Paso should have caught this… the way they tested my thyroid… I don’t get the T3-4 stuff, Endo is a subject I find confusing, because it involves chemistry and math… not my strong suit…

As for the ringing in my ears… Like I said… I had major surgery in the spring of 96 and within a few weeks of that surgery the tinnitus started… so mine could be a matter of genetics… but I may never know that… as for hearing my blood flow in my ears… that has gone on since Japan and so has being able to feel my heartbeat and other things, that should not be… but, hey, at least the brain functions…. It just does it in stereo sometimes…

I see neuro in a couple of days and see my new primary next week… blood work will get done and we will make sure the proper tests are done for a person with multiple TBI’s… and from my perspective… Thyroid drugs will never cross my lips again…

I don’t miss all the mental issues it caused… I like this clear brain and I like not feeling anxious and I like not wanting to take someone’s head off… though a banger may get a few choice words…

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I Remember… Margie… who never knew a night of peaceful sleep….

Sgt. USAF DAV