Update on my health

Some of you were concerned for me last fall because I was not feeling well,went to emergency twice and spent 4 days in the hospital.

I am feeling great again. I was diagnosed with SIADH and HYPONATREMIA which means that my kidneys were holding on to fluid which reduced my sodium to low levels. This can cause all kinds of harm to your body, This has nothing to do with Type 1 diabetes. The cause for it happening to me has not
been found as of yet.

I have reduced my fluid intake and eat a great quantity of salt which I really like. It hasn’t affected my BP.

Also I found that the formula for the medicine that I took for hypothyroidism had been changed and I was taking a much lower amount. I am now taking regular T3 and T4 and I feel great. It is such a relief. I rode 12 miles on my exercise bike yesterday and have energy to spare. I can hardly believe my good fortune. If any of you are taking Naturethroid or Armour Thyroid and aren’t feeling well you might want to think about changing your meds. It is amazing how low thyroid can zap your energy and take away one’s zest for life.

Thanks for all the support I received while I was ill.



So glad to hear you are feeling so much better now,Marilyn.

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Nice to hear you are doing well. Nancy50

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:grin: :grin:


Good news for you. Hope you continue feeling great!

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I’m so happy to hear you are feeling better! Last year I had low thyroid as well as other health issues going on all at once and I felt wrecked. I literally slept for 12-14+ hours many days and don’t know how I continued to work and eat. I didn’t even fully realize just how terrible I felt until I was feeling better. One day I transferred laundry from the washer to the dryer and didn’t have to rest or feel like my arms were going to fall off from exhaustion. I’d been having to rest, sometimes multiple times, in the middle of doing pretty much every household chore. I hadn’t even realized how badly I was doing until that moment. Luckily it was all uphill from there!

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I am so glad that you are feeling well again Jen.


As I’ve said, I am not an expert on lipids, but one thing I learned recently is that if you are fasting (ie not eating for 12 or more hours), your LDL-C will be higher than if you are not fasting. My fasting LDL-C is around 60-70. I recently was ordered labs drawn same day even though I wasn’t fasting.

My LDL-C was 50. I’ve never seen it that low.

Interesting, I always thought the opposite was true.

I think non-fasting triglyceride levels are higher than when you’re fasting.

That makes a lot of sense to me.

thanks for the great news update. You continue to be inspiration to all…always!

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