I found out that not only am I hypo, but I was extremely anemic. I'm wondering if the tiredness from the hypo combined with the tiredness from the anemia could cause a person to implode?
It's certainly a possibility, no?
I started taking iron pills on top of multivitamins - you know, there's a time and a place to talk about constipation, or at least there should be. I don't know if you're eating lunch (or a little snack - maybe some peanut butter crackers or an apple?) so I'll talk in general terms that won't turn anyone's stomach.
I don't like iron. I don't like passing the equivalent of those balls they use for shot puts. (Do those have a name? Shot put balls?)
There, I said it.
You Aren't So Funny!
So much for calling this a humor page. Where's the funny, huh? I'm not even smiling, you hack!
Okay, okay. Mea Culpa. I dropped the ball. If I promise to be better, will you believe me?
Look, I didn't even try to blame it on my hypo, which I could have you know. I'm the queen of the short attention span now. It's my new way of life.
Uh, what were we talking about?
Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia from Mary J. Shomon
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For those of you who originally got to my site from my articles on about.com, Mary Shomon's new book, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
was released yesterday. If you are wondering if your symptoms point to CFS or Fibromyalgia, there's a warning sign list at her newest website, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
This is really one area that I want to learn more about, having suffered through the most horrendous exhaustion possible right around the time my hypothyroidism started. It's one of those things people don't understand unless they experience it.
I haven't read the book yet (hey, it just came out yesterday) but I am going to because a) I might have CFS (or had it) and I want to understand it more in case I *do* and to see if it's a good book to let people read so they can understand what it's like to live like that.
I just hope there are people who will pick this up and see themselves and finally get the help they need, the way I did when I picked up her first book, Living Well With Hypothyroidism. Her book made me get my first blood test, and put a name to all the horrible symptoms. I am forever in her debt for helping me the way she did.
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