Finally I made the overdue decision. And I hope I have all the strength n patience to go through every steps to regain my health.
I felt much better now after decided to opt for the long term treatment for my hyperthyroidism disease, either a radioactive iodine therapy or a surgery depending on my condition and Endocrinologist advice. Hopefully I will be the lucky 1 in 100 that free from beta-blocker medicine or thyroid-sine supplement for life then.
I dragged this problem for too long and the side-effects kick back badly now with depression, heart beat irregularity, weight gain, bad memories etc……. Looking back, I am entering 16 years of oral medication and this hyperthyroidism problems were relapsed for more than 6 times (or more? I have lost count). I did think of other treatment few times back, just never materialized due to various reasons (blame Dr Leong who encourage me to take medicine than to do the surgery, blame my indecisive personal characters, blame the wrong timing etc)
I was in nightmare to think of the treatment process again…….. I’m going to spend a lot of time, money and energy to wait for the specialist for the diagnosis, consultation and then repeat the process again and again till all my thyroid profiles are in control before I can proceed with the treatment. Is painful, stressful yet a process I must take now.
I’m blessed I have all the best wishes and supports. I will make it this time and hopefully I will be the lucky 1 in 100 ^^!
In case you don’t know what is thyroid disease, here are the brief description and links:
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels.
The gland produces thyroid hormones, which regulate body metabolism. Thyroid hormones are important in regulating body energy, the body’s use of other hormones and vitamins, and the growth and maturation of body tissues.
Diseases of the thyroid gland can result in either production of too much (overactive thyroid disease or hyperthyroidism), too little (underactive thyroid disease or hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone, thyroid nodules, and/or goiter. All types of thyroid problems in women are much more common than thyroid problems in men.