Progress Not Perfection

image by Monica Bergler

Sometimes it’s hard to accept that dealing with an autoimmune is a journey. I always want immediate results. I want to feel awake again!

My doctor prescribed me Tirosint after I complained about the awful side effects I was getting from the generic levothyroxine. After five days, I’m feeling fine, but I’m not seeing much improvement either. But it’s not even been a week yet so I’m trying to be patient.

My mother found out last week that she also has Hashimoto’s. She doesn’t have hypothyroidism yet. I feel better knowing that Hashimoto’s is most likely genetic for me and there wasn’t necessarily anything that I could have done to prevent it.

I’m still struggling with eating healthy. I know it’s important for my health but I’ve realized that I more serious issues at play. I decided to pick up The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.  I’m eager to improve my relationship with food, but I’ve realized that I don’t have the skills to do it on my own. I’m also reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. It’s challenging my perfectionism and my attitude towards vulnerability. I’m only a quarter of the way through but I would highly recommend that anyone read it. I think we all struggle with feeling of shame and inadequacy. Her thoughts are helping me work through many of my daily struggles.

 

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