Blog: Raw Odyssey
by drpr

Already Making Changes with the Medicine

I'm getting even more frustrated!

Date:   11/28/2007 5:00:43 PM   ( 15 y ) ... viewed 1932 times

I had a fantastic week vacationing with a friend in Sacramento. I got to visit San Francisco for the first time as well. I love that place! I can't wait to go back and truly explore.  It seems like a great place to be a raw foodist and a fit person, what with the fresh produce, mild weather, and multitude of hills to climb for exercise.  

Before leaving for my vacation I talked to my doctor about my hair loss, which seems to be accelerating.  I find myself staring at my hairline with both fascination and trepidation. The doctor said that the thyroid medicine, despite being a low dose, could be accelerating the hair loss, and that stopping it would not be harmful at this point.  He therefore advised me to stop taking the Armour  and to see him in December for my already-planned appointment.  What confusion!

So the only other weapon in my hair-loss arsenal is the low-carb/low saturated fat diet that is recommended for people suffering from PCOS/Insulin resistance. I am feeling rather noncommittal to a rigid "diet" right now, though.  I am frustrated with this whole health experience, to be honest.  I don't like taking medicine, and losing my hair is a nightmare, as is not knowing what is causing it yet. Furthermore, I'm sick of the topic already- I bore myself!  A friend tells me to stop being vain about my hair and just keep trying the pills.  I guess I could just wear a friggin' wig and get over it, but that's not an attitude I can adopt with just a snap of my fingers.

One thing I can do is adopt the new "diet"  to combat my PCOS/Insulin resistance-like symptoms.  Naturally, I didn't bother doing it while on vacation because ! wanted to eat all my Thanksgiving favorites. (I know- do the same thing you've always done and get the same results you've always gotten!)  The holiday season is always difficult for me when it comes to eating healthfully because I've always used it as an excuse to eat "holiday food."  I have not given up on the new strategy though. In fact, I've been carrying around my low carb grocery list, making it a part of daily life in a way.  Sometimes I look through it and think about how limited it seems, but I know I can whip up some tasty meals using herbs and spices, so I don't have feel that I'm eating the same thing over and over.

I  foresee the remainder of the year as being a gradual adoption of my new  high-raw diet.  I will get blood tests for the doctor and see him again in a couple of weeks to re-consult about my hypothyroid strategy.  I think I will try to get a referral to an endocrinologist to look more closely at the PCOS/insulin resistance as well. I sure hope 2008 is smoother sailing! 

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