An afternoon post as opposed to my usual late night ones!
Recently I have been feeling symptoms of an overactive thyroid such as feeling extremely tired but having difficulty sleeping at night, restlessness, increased appetite and others. This has been ongoing since the end of last year.
I spoke to my mum about these symptoms as she had hyperthyroidism a few years ago. I asked her about her experiences and the treatment she received. She advised me to keep a note of all the symptoms I’ve been experiencing and to keep track of any changes to my lifestyle.
Today I phoned the doctors’ surgery and had an over-the-phone appointment with the doctor. I talked through the symptoms and the doctor said they were typical in someone with an overactive thyroid. She booked me in for a blood test tomorrow morning, and I should find out the results by Thursday if anything abnormal shows up in my blood.
In the past I have been very guilty of letting my health take a back seat and just letting things run their course. I usually am too busy to take time to go to the doctors/dentist/opticians. It shouldn’t take a medical emergency for me to do these routine checks! During this time of the pandemic I have taken more time for myself to do things which I put aside before. Health, both physical and mental, is extremely important and needs to be something at the forefront of my mind. Sometimes just taking the first step is a push to improvement and better wellness in life. Making an appointment isn’t scary or difficult, but it was always something I put off.
I will update again on Thursday with my results. Hope everyone is staying safe and can take some time for themselves today!