⚠️ A dose of rawness & vulnerability -
A few weeks ago I decided I was going to stay off social media for a while. Life got really overwhelming and I wanted to be fully present. My intention was to hold space for what was occurring in my life without distractions from the outside world. --- Since becoming a mom, my life has felt like a magical fairytale. The feeling I get when I look into my sons eyes is so indescribable. I LOVE being a mommy 💕 Yet while feeling this incredible love, I've also been feeling like a total train wreck. I've been experiencing these crazy heart palpitations where my heart feels like it's going to fly out of my chest. I'm BEYOND exhausted yet I can't sleep at night. My body temperature doesn't seem to be regulating itself and I constantly feel like I'm freezing. & to top It off, I've lost about 10 pounds in the last few months. I figured these symptoms were all from being sleep deprived, breastfeeding, and maybe caused by a little anxiety here and there. I went to the hospital one night and they told me it was an anxiety attack. My intuition was telling me that this was more than just anxiety. I did some research and sensed that it might be my thyroid. Thyroid issues are common postpartum. To be honest, I'm still baffled they didn't test my thyroid the first night I went to the hospital. Gotta love western medicine doctors 🤔 So anyways, after another sleepless night last night, I went to the hospital again and asked them to test my thyroid. The tests results came back that I have hyperthyroidism. In a sense I felt relieved because I FINALLY knew what was happening to my body. Admittedly, I've been off my A game when it comes to eating healthy. I got comfortable and slipped into old eating habits. This thyroid condition is direct reflection of that (and stress). ✨✨✨ 😊😊BUT.... On a more positive note 📝 📝 I'll be seeing an endocrinologist, an acupuncturist, and a naturopath in this next couple weeks.
I'm bound & determined to cure my hyperthyroidism naturally and holistically. I'm really looking forward to finding my bubbly, cheerleader-like self again 😜 .... to be continued in comments 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽