Oh how good it is to feel much better today! For the past week, I have really been struggling with poor sleep, complete exhaustion, brain fog and general malaise.
I’ve only hinted at it in my posts, as I wanted my focus to be on my reason to feel glad/happy/joyful and not on this downward turn in my health. But yesterday, I had a big drop in blood sugar, which came from nowhere and left me feeling faint, weak and extremely shaky. I was trembling so badly, I couldn’t even open a jar of honey to get some much-needed sugar. I haven’t had one of those for a long time…thankfully!
Added to this, I haven’t been able to sleep much at all for the past week, and it dawned on me that maybe I needed to put my thyroid medication back up to the dose I was on before.
Having written a post the other day, saying how happy I was that I was reducing my dose of medication, it would be tempting to see this as a failure, or to beat myself up about making a “mistake” and reducing my medication in the first place. After all, my doctor had said that my thyroid levels were great at my last appointment, and it was just my desire to be medication free that motivated me to ask if I could try reducing my dose. But, as Richard Fish says in Ally McBeal, “bygones!”
So, instead of doing all that negative emotion, I chose to feel really grateful that I have now realised what was causing me to feel so bad. And this morning, I put my dose of thyroid medication back up to the level I was on before.
To start with, I didn’t notice any difference, but as the hours have ticked by, I’m beginning to feel much better and more like my normal, happy self. Hoorah!
And who’s to say I won’t be able to reduce my dose again in the near future. I’m never one to give up! 😉
Day 180, Reason 180: Today I am very happy and grateful that I am letting go of the fear of being wrong and making mistakes.
Just the fact I’m admitting this to you is progress!
185 days to go
185 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
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