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Wish I could Stop
June 3, 2009
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Hi RW,

Sorry to hear that you are struggling honey. Try not to be to hard on your self and remember. Take it one day at a time. I will be praying for you.

I know you have been under a lot of stress, and loss lately. Do you think that is what might be triggering you ?

Sending you hugs, and prayers.

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tb

June 3, 2009
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I have no idea but I seem to be doubting myself right and left. Everything from my ability to sing to my capabilities as a Sunday school teacher. Its hard not to be hard on myself when everything that I am feeling and thinking feels like truth.

June 3, 2009
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Thank you MaStrong. I am trying very hard to cut out the sweets which right now seems to be the hardest thing in the world

June 3, 2009
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RW -

I sure do hear ya. Cutting the sweets is hard because sugar is addictive, just like caffeine and nicotine. And so many of the foods we are used to eating on a daily basis have sugar "hidden" in them, like ketchup, commercial peanut butter and white bread, to name a few.

I have noticed that eating something with sugar in it will "trigger" a craving for more sugar the next day. To kick the craving, I have to resist the drive to eat more for about 3 more days. Bummer. So now I avoid sugar-foods altogether.

It is hard. But you will, eventually, lose your constant craving for the sweet stuff, if you hang in there.

- Ma Strong

June 3, 2009
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Yeah its getting better but my husband has sweets around and I have ice cream in the freezer that is my fav but I dont have the heart to throw it out. But I have been doing good with that. I have to be careful that I do eat. WHen I was a teen I took it to the extremes and was anorexic and then when I had to eat like at a friends house I would go and throw it up. So as long as im careful to not go to extremes I will be alright. In fact I was still fighting that when I first came on to the aac. Oh boy did I get over that in a rush. I am just wondering if I have something medically wrong with me or if Im just making up excuses for laziness and tiredness and my weight. I personally don't think its normal for me to have so very very little energy but im not a doctor I dont know. I feel like such a mess today. I cried for like an hour this morning.

June 4, 2009
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well I was stupid and cut again last night. Only people really looking for it can find it which is good. I just hope that I get out of this depression very soon.

June 4, 2009
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RW -

Can you get medical help for the cutting? I, too, have battled an eating disorder. Cutting takes it up to the next level, so to speak.

WIthout professional help, you will remain in this tormented state of soul.

Your extreme fatigue and sleep difficulties could be due to a glandular problem. Hypothyroid can cause weight gain, sleeping disorders and even skin abnormalties, among other symptoms. And its victims are extremely fatigued and often have alot of body aches and pains.

Can you get this checked out?

- Ma

June 4, 2009
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No I cant I dont have any insurance so I cant see a doctor. I have often thought that maybe my thyroid is a problem cause I am just tired all the time even way back when I was put on anti depressants I still was tired and thats back when I was thin so its not the weight that is keeping me tired or at least I dont think so. If sometime when we can get insurance I will seek a doctor and professional help but I just am not sure that I would mention the cutting just because of fear of repercussions. I know that this feeling will pass it always does its just hard getting there.

June 4, 2009
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Would skin abnormalities be like dry patches in the eye brows around the nose and on the chin?

June 4, 2009
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and lately its been a little bit harder to swollow especialy when I am laying down. Its been bothering me but I just figured that I was fighting something off.

June 4, 2009
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The skin symptoms you describe could be from thyroid abnormalities. I am not sure about the difficulty swallowing. That relates to your old history of eating disorders and is probably stress-related, rather than anything physical.

- Ma

June 4, 2009
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actually I just looked it up and it is a symptom its on webmd. Crap

June 4, 2009
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I texted my husband that I need to see a doctor cause I think I have thyroid problems and they are getting worse and he told me that we will see what we can do. So hopefully it doesn't get put on the back burner. His mom and sister has thyroid problems. His mom had a tumor growing on her thyroid which makes me scared about this tightness and feeling like I have a lump suck in the bottom of my throat but we will see what happens I guess.

June 4, 2009
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I am glad you may finally be getting the medical support you need. I will pray God makes it happen.

- Ma

June 4, 2009
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Thank you mama im not holding my breath about seeing a doc but I really do belive that hypothyroidism is what im suffering. It would explain so many many things.

June 4, 2009
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Yes. It would. So, let's pray your husband prioritizes your well-being and gets you into a good doctor.

- Ma

June 4, 2009
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I just wonder how much better I would feel if I was able to see a doctor and get this thing all figured out. I wonder if my tendency to fall into depression would get better.

June 4, 2009
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Thyroid problems ALWAYS contribute heavily to a person's moods. Depending upon the condition, a thyroid abnormality can cause a person to be hyper-energetic and cheerful or extremely exhausted and depressed.

I sure hope you get to the bottom of this. It could be LIFE-changing for you.

- Ma

June 4, 2009
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Random,

Speaking as someone who is hypothyroid myself, your symptoms sound like CLASSIC hypothyroidism. Hypo can often be the cause of depression -- when the thyroid is under control the depression often goes away.

The swallowing thing could be a nodule, but benign nodules are much more common than cancerous ones. Or it could be anxiety. The first step really is getting checked out.

Check out thyroid.about.com, look at the Thyroid Top Doctors' Directory and see if there is someone in your area. The most common thyroid med, which has helped me over the past year, is Synthroid and a 30-day supply retails at roughly $25 -- actually LESS than what my insurance copay would have been.

Check out the options as far as paying for medical care -- some offices have payment plans, some have sliding scales...

My diagnosis really did change my life. My TSH is normal now, but my antibodies are through the roof still, and I'm still gaining -- 5'3" and 154, never been this heavy in my life. That first step, though, being diagnosed and getting on the Synthroid...it took some time, but by the new year I felt human again, whereas in September I felt tired, puffy, and ICKY.

Could change your life -- I really hope you check into it.

June 5, 2009
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I will check into it when i can. We have so many other things going on right now that I think its going to have to wait but it will happen hopefully before the summer is out

June 27, 2009
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(((((RW))))) Im so sorry to hear you have been struggling with all of this. I hope you get to the bottom of it all. My sisters have thyroid problems, and yes once they were diagnosed, it explained so many of their symptoms!!!!
I will say a prayer for you 🙂
How are you doing today?

June 30, 2009
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Hey RW,

How are you Honey! Keep us posted on your progress. What did the doctors say.. ?

Hope you post soon we have a lot of catching up to do.

July 2, 2009
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Sorry I havent been around for a few weeks its nice to see that I was missed though. I havent seen a doctor and probably wont for a while, but my isaiah son had surgery on tuesday to remove his tumor. It was wrapped around his 11th rib and went through it so they actually had to cut off part of his rib. He is home sore but he is ok. My 2 older boys went camping with daddy. They wont be back until saturday and I am here I guess thats good. My mood hasnt changed much though. How are you all?

July 9, 2009
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Rw -

Haven't heard from you in awhile. Are you okay?

Give us an update when you can.

- Ma Strong

July 11, 2009
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