I went to the ER a couple of weeks ago because my heart was racing, and it seems I have hyperthyroidism. More than likely I have Graves' disease, which is an auto-immune disease that causes over-active thyroid.
Now, I'm not saying I'm glad I have this condition, because I'm not. I'm not looking forward to being a daily medicine taker for the rest of my life, for one thing. But, I am very happy to know that the tremors, racing heart, heat intolerance, and panic-attacks all have an actual cause (read: NOT hypochondria), and it's fairly easy to treat. Ain't medical science grand?
|That smile? Soooo not how I was really feeling. I was one sick girlie.|