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Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Adrenal Fatigue/Thyroid Walk Part 3

I feel like so much has happened since my last post and yet not.  Let's see....

I had another test a month and a half or so later (maybe two) to see if my tsh, free t4 and free t3 levels had changed and they had not.  Although I will say overall I've been feeling much better.  That is until my doctor said, "Let's do a RAIU" which is a Radioactive Iodine Uptake test.  The reason this test is used is to see exactly what is going on.  He knows I have a nodule on my thyroid and wonders about Toxic Goiter.  Up to this point I had been doing all he asked and to be honest, it was all simple blood tests and such.  Oh and the saliva test which put me down for awhile but still...I wasn't taking toxins into my body.   I was struggling with this RAIU because you take a little pill that is actually radioactive iodine.  The next day, they do a scan and that will show them what's going on.

The cons:
I have enough health issues, I don't need to add toxins into the mix.

The pros:
This will show my doctor and myself what is going on.

After much prayer and against what I normally would choose, I would say I am at peace with having this test done.  Like a dear Christian and natural friend told me, I like this doctor and he is the first guy I've trusted in many, many years.  He's been so good at giving me certain tests (the right ones) to try to get to the bottom of this.  He told me he'd do all he could and he sure is.  So, with that, i'm taking the test and keeping it all in prayer.  Afterwards I also plan to take Super Algae by Nature's Sunshine to combat the toxins from the RAI.

My herbalist said I have a hypothalamus issue which would totally explain the thyroid issues.  After I get the scan info, I'll talk with my doctor and herbalist and find the best way to finish combatting this all.

Prayers would be appreciated.  I thought I was close to being done with this.  Only time will tell whether or not that is the case.  I will say I have seen the following improvements over the past few months.
~More energy overall and more stamina
~Regulated body temperatures!!!  I was 97.9 since jr. high.  When I was at my worst my temp was 97.2.  Now guess what?  My temp is almost consistently at 98.5.  To me this is nothing short of a miracle!  To me my body is slowly coming around!

4 comments:

Diana said...

That's great news! Praying for you as you undergo the test!

Amanda Kaake said...

Thank you so much. I really appreciate the prayers!

riya said...

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Felicia Martin said...

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