Some weeks ago I wrote a post about my plans to get fit before top surgery. I had a diet and fitness plan and initially stuck to it. I found it pretty easy since I love exercise and working out. I was at the gym three times a week and loving every minute of it.
But after some time I started experiencing the same chronic fatigue that had previously been bothering me for years. Things had really gotten better since I had started taking Strattera for my ADD but it seems like the relief it gave me might have only been temporary.
Lately I’ve felt a constant exhaustion that just won’t go away no matter how much I rest. Any energy I have I use to get through the work day and sometimes I struggle like crazy to even get out of bed in the morning. Most of my free time in the last couple of weeks I’ve spent sleeping or watching TV because I don’t have the stamina to do much else. I’ve even had to cancel plans with friends because I was too exhausted to go outside.
I really don’t know what happened and I hope it’s only a temporary thing, like seasonal depression. I’m also thinking that maybe it’s a thyroid issue as it runs in my family and after looking up the symptoms I’ve realised that I have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
If things don’t get better soon, I’ll go to the doctor and ask them to check my thyroid hormone levels. As it turns out, I have several blood tests coming up soon so I could bring it up with them then.
Which brings me to some unexpected good news: I might get on testosterone soon!
If you’ve read my previous post you know that I recently learned I probably won’t get to see the endocrinologist until next spring. And it’s still the case.
But I got a tip from a fellow blogger (shoutout to Androgendernaut!) about a private clinic in the UK. So I contacted them and it looks like they will be able to help me get on T! I just need to have some blood test done and have some therapy with their therapist through Skype and hopefully then I will get a prescription.
It feels weird writing this, almost like it’s too good to be true. I’ve been waiting for this for so long it feels surreal that it might actually happen soon. But I’ll be sure to update about how it goes.
If you’re interested to learn about this private UK clinic and how to get help from them, you can check out their website: gendergp.co.uk.