posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 03:13 PM
I know exactly what youre going through because ive been going through it myself for the last few months and its only getting worse.
First of all it can be many things so dont rule out anything. The very worst thing anyone can tell you in my opinion is that the root cause is
depression/anxeity etc. Of course that could be the cause but considering there are so many more real potential physical causes i think those need
to be ruled out FIRST!
You already noted that your thyroid was slightly under functioning. I was diagnosed with that more than 5 years ago and immediatley put on 75mcg
levothyroxine. This most likely only made things worse. The problem is MOST people have a degree of ENDOCRINE dysfunction. Your endocrine system
and the glands in it are responsible for numeroue life sustaining functions. Its also called the HPA axis,. Whats important to know about these
glands is they affect each other directly. If the andrenal glands are not functioning it can change the way the thyroid and hypothalamus operate
because they all produce hormones and messenger chemicals to each other to achieve homeostasis. When the HPA axis isnt operating properly it can make
your a living hell!!!
So what to do about it? Thats the 64,000 dollar question. Most doctors are completely clueless about HPA regulation or dysfunction so dont be too
optimistic about them coming up with a magical treatment protocol. However ordinary doctors and clinics can still perform plenty of useful diagnostic
tests that you should absolutely get done including a comprehensive blood panel with any and every option insurance will pay for. There are other
tests like a saliva cortisol test or sex hormones/dhea tests that often you have to pay for yourself.
So what could be causing it if it IS HPA dysfunction? Well if you drink heavily thats a known powerful contributor to adrenal dysfunction because
alcohol breaks down into sugar which places immense stress on the adrenals through the insulin response and the stress response that follows by the
adrenals. Also alcohol acts directly on GABA which has to do with feelings of well being and relaxation. When you introduce substances that act on
Gaba it causes DOWN REGULATION which tells your body to not produce as much of its own GABA because youre getting it from artificial sources. For
this reason Benzodiazapines and some sleep meds are also extremely dangerous with longterm usage. This puts alot of people in a very difficult
situation because due to high stress, burnout related fatigue, adrenal fatigue etc etc you may already have a very difficult time falling or staying
asleep and thus need to take SOMETHING to help you sleep. Been there, done that.
I wouldnt recommend going cold turkey off alcohol or anything because the body hates sudden change. Do a total inventory of your diet and gradually
decrease all sugsr, refined carbohydrates and any prepared foods that come in a package. The key here is GRADUAL change.....not sudden or abrupt.
The body has a wonderful ability to repair itself at least in theory. I personally havent experienced any benefit yet from my lifestyle
changes.....but on paper its supposed to be helpful when one eliminates known toxins or stressors.
Sleep as much as possible at night and earlier to bed the better. Cut out screen time an hour or more before you plan on falling alseep. There are
many things you can do to help yourself relax in preparation for bed.....magnesium, epsom salts baths, red light infra red lamp therapy, etc.
This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness and in all cases professional medical treatment should be sought. I wish you well.....hang
in there, dint give up, get daily laugh therapy through comedy etc.....fresh air, water, clean nutritious food, etc.