Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Body Language

For the last few weeks, I've been having some pretty alarming symptoms. Alarming to me, anyway. And what's more alarming, they seem to just be worse versions of symptoms I've had two other times in the last six months. Nausea, bloating, cramping, and extreme fatigue.

Sound familiar? Women in the house who have never had children will say... sounds like your monthly friend. Women who HAVE had children will say... sounds like you are pregnant.

It's neither.

So I went to the doctor. They drew blood to see if it's anemia or a thyroid problem. They do also think the lady bits are just showing some signs of age, but the thyroid is a very likely culprit. I had blood drawn today. Should know something in a week or so.

Meanwhile, my body is really, really off. My training for the 5K has taken a sudden nosedive. I'm still running, but I can't run the workout I had been running successfully two weeks ago. My intestines are in knots and tonight, I can't sleep. It's either pass out tired or no sleep at all. No middle ground.

And all I can do is wait now to find out what the deal is. Ugh.

5 comments:

JD said...

I hope the docs get the bottom of it very soon. Feeling crappy is crappy. Judy

Sophie said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling bad. This whole "getting old" business is just no fun, eh? Hang in there, and have a martini :)

Zee said...

would be very interested to know the results. i just had some blood work done myself regarding low energy. i have been taking iron pills, but I still have low energy.

eaf said...

The blood panel came back fine. In fact, my cholesterol improved, which I would hope considering all the running I've been doing.

So, I have to pay closer attention to the lady parts and see if that is the culprit.

Honestly, I'm starting to wonder if it was just mild depression brought on by stress.

Amy said...

It sucks having something wrong and not knowing what.