Some of you may remember a while back when I posted that things for me had gotten so that I couldn't stay focused on what I was doing, feel bad most days and all gets on my nerves and I wondered if it were something to do with using patches to quit smoking.
Well, things for me has gotten worse over the past few weeks. My legs and feet started swelling on me, got so I can't even walk 20 feet before I get tired, weakness and out of breath. Sometimes I even fall because my legs give away. Gained 16 pounds in just one and a half months. Also get tremors. Bad enough that when I take a shower, I have to lean against the shower wall so not to fall. Just some of what is happening to me....
Got to be enough because I wasn't getting any better after I quit smoking as I should have been. Finally gave in to see my doctor a couple days ago and now spending this evening in the hospital and after a lot of testing of blood, lungs, gaining body fluid/water, blood clots, EKG, X-rays and about everything else you can think to test for, turns out it wasn't anything to do with smoking, quitting smoking patches but is an underactive thyroid. I don't know, maybe the cigarettes were given my body enough to hide the thyroid problem for a long time and the more I quit smoking, the more the thyroid problem showed up. I never had any idea the thyroid could do so much damage to ones body.
But at least now I know what is wrong and have to start on meds, then retest and retest over again to get meds adjusted for me and hopefully before long I will be back to my old self...... FINALLY!