Starting in Febuary of this year I started feeling unwell. It started with my teeth hurting, though I had the teeth pain before. It went away and then I got a nasal infection. That left and was replaced by a choking sensation at the base of my throat. I had started really looking at my medical records and started looking up things I did not understand. I discovered my thyroid might be part of the problem and my breast cancer doctor sent me to a thyroid specialist. That’s when things went horrifically wrong.
Let me describe the back history. In 2005 I lost my breasts to cancer. The doctors took my breasts and two lymph nodes on my right and I think 4 or 5 on the left. No indication the cancer had spread. In 2007 I was having stomach issues. I had a history with GERD but I hated taking the medicine. I was trying to regulate it with diet and home remedies. Well I had a colonoscopy and endoscope and all they found was a tiny hiatal hernia. I ended up going to a doctor in the valley who helped me start a food journal. By this time I had lost 10 pounds dropping to 116. He put me on Sempra Pm & Am which I did for a few months. It was expensive. All of a sudden I could concentrate and my brain could focus again. He tested my blood in 2008 and I had a high TSH and low white blood count but no one thought to do any testing or complete exam of my thyroid. I discovered at this time wrongly that I had a serious allergy to wheat to so I cut gluten out. Cutting wheat out of my diet made a huge difference. I stopped taking Senpra and replaced it with ALC, a good for the brain supplement which was cheaper and did that for a few months.
Well here I am today. Under 45. I’m 5’9″ and weigh 111 pounds. I went to a thyroid doctor who tried to tell me my thyroid was fine. Went to my breast doctor, had a ultrasound of my breasts which turned out fine. She looked at my throat and saw cysts. I then went to a throat doctor who finally did an ultrasound to show I have thyroiditis and nodules. My thyroid doctor I got really mad at. I got sick with walking pneumonia. He gave me penicillin. It helped but the cough stayed for over a month. It took me finding a new doctor to start solving the problem.
Found a new internist who gave me blood tests. I just found out I’m not allergic to gluten but yeast. Yeast is in left overs, citrus acid, b vitamins, breads, on dried fruit, peanuts, roasted nuts, pistachios, sometimes dried beans, and pretty much anything processed. I have to change my whole diet. So far I feel better though I’m getting sinus headaches regularly. I discovered a ginger shot with lemon and Cheyenne knocks it out. I’m wondering if I can live off ginger root. I’m also going to have to replace my Vega protein with something yeast free just in case. Even many probiotics have yeast, yet I need probiotics to combat the yeast. Relearning how to survive. Too much stress.
I still need to call a new thyroid doctor. But now I’m not sure if my thyroid has issues or its the allergy. I just would like to be healthy. Look beautiful. And I want to be working. I do. Acting is my work. I wish the person attacking me on Twitter would get struck down by the evil money God he or she worships. I hate me parents. I’m not well. I’m not young. But I’m. Not old either. I am sick of my parents generation robbing me of my love for life and my dreams.
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