Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Is that me actually losing weight?

Since Lauren and Maria were born I could not lose weight. I would try and try and try and I'd only gain more. I was getting beyond frustrated. My primary care doctor diagnosed an underactive thyroid and we finally got that going in the right direction. In December we upped my dosage again and I finally managed to stop gaining weight and lost about 2-3 lbs. However, I was still feeling like that just wasn't the problem and my dad had suggested that I see an endocrinologist. I finally had that appointment a few weeks ago. I had to wait 6 months for that appointment! Anyway, he said I was right and he suspects something else is going on, maybe Cushing's Syndrome. I'm waiting for some lab work to rule that in or out (after reading about it, it's kind of scary!). But he said that he wasn't even going to wait for my lab work to come back to start treating me for some aspects of the the problem. I started on some medicine for insulin resistance, which I thought was odd because I've been tested for diabetes repeatedly and it always comes back negative. Anyway, this morning I got on the scale and that reading was lower than it's been in a really long time. Hopefully the downward trend will continue!

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Congrats on getting the scale to move in the right direction and go job being proactive in hunting down a doctor who is familiar with this sort of issue. Hope he helps you figure it out! :)

Terri said...

Congratulations. I hope it's just the timing though and there's nothing "wrong" with you :)

Kelley said...

Good luck Autumn, I hope this works for you!

Tracy said...

Wow...I knew you have had some health issues but I guess I didn't realize how serious it was. I am happy that you are finally getting an answer to your health issues though. It must be such a relief. Congrats on the weight loss too, I hope it is a positive step in the process of getting you healthy. Take care and keep us updated please :)