Monday, October 22, 2012
You Might Be Crazy If...
You might be crazy if:
You sometimes feel crazy.
You have constant headaches.
You get paralyzed by rage that is so intense you have no idea what to do with it or where it came from.
Sometimes it feels like it hurts to think.
You get really gassy and bloated, no matter what you eat.
Sometimes you feel like you have a phantom double chin, as if you gained twenty pounds over the course of five minutes.
You feel like you can actually see the clutter in your brain.
You feel like you need more sleep than the average person, but half of the time you can't actually fall asleep at night.
Sometimes one of your toes turns white and feels numb, as if there's no blood circulating there. Just one.
You forget things all the time.
You have really intense neck pain. All the time.
You get really panicky when you get hungry. Like, might kill somebody panicky.
Your moods vacillate like you're on a constant emotional roller coaster.
You're cold all the time and would live in the sauna at the gym if you could.
You feel like your body rejects all food.
You really need a nap at 2pm every day.
You feel great the week after your period and feel like you're dying the week before. I'm not talking normal PMS, I'm talking seriously debilitating depression and/or body pain.
You have to pee every thirty minutes.
Your body feels achy, like when you have the flu. Except you don't have the flu.
You get so depressed all you can do is lie in bed and stare at the ceiling.
You pick fights with your boyfriend for no discernible reason (actually this one might just be every woman?)
You've spent thousands of dollars on various doctors and every single one had a different treatment plan for you.
Yep, you might be crazy. I certainly am. Oh wait. Or you might just have Hashimoto's.
One of my doctors told me that 1 in 3 American women have Hashimoto's, although many are not diagnosed. And for many of us who are, a diagnosis doesn't do that much to help anyway.
I can tell you this. You're not crazy. You're not a wimp and you're not a complainer. You're a warrior. You get up every day, determined to find an answer, determined to live your life, determined to heal.
And some days that's all you can do. You just get up.