Want to feel like yourself again?
Can you even remember what that feels like?
Looking back to my young adult life before I was consistently active, I was always exhausted. I assumed it was because I was working ridiculous hours and full-time school on top of it all. I felt sluggish in mind and body.
But after I started getting active consistently I was feeling full of life, always on the go, mind just clicking and having a systematic way of doing things.
I was even more busy now that I added in daily strength training and cycling time but it all flowed perfectly throughout my day.
Life was great! Insanely busy, but great for years. My mind and body felt connected in all areas.
Then after my first pregnancy I could barely think
My legs felt like lead going up the stairs
I felt like I was glued to the bed when I woke up like I was trapped in a weird dream.
I started having heart palpitations
My hair started falling out
ZERO energy to get though the day
…and my primary care said “welcome to motherhood.”
Pfft, thanks. I think.
Thankfully, during my 6 week post-partum checkup I shared these symptoms with my OB and she ran blood work and sure enough, my thyroid levels were WAY off the spectrum.
This was the beginning of a life long journey.
A life long journey of managing thyroid levels but also a life long journey of being an advocate for my own health.
For 50 years my mom suffered. She would share her complaints but wasn’t HEARD.
I realized that I needed to do my own due diligence.
There have been numerous times I’ve had to challenge a practitioner to get the bloodwork or even certain medication that I’ve needed. And I will do it a million times over.
Had I accepted my primary doctor’s comment of being a new mom and not listened to my own body, I’m not sure how things would have turned out.
And this is why I’m sharing my experience.
Because who knows how many others have been passed over and just accepted the story that someone else has given them.
If you want to feel like yourself again, thyroid issues or not, you must stand up for YOURSELF.
And if you need someone by your side, I’m more than happy to walk alongside you.
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