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Ok…so here goes: People who have been following me on social media know that I have been undergoing more tests in recent weeks on my thyroid and and most recently pituitary as well. People who have been following me for many years know that I have had a thyroid disorder ever since a nearly fatal head/brain trauma and horse accident that I was in 10 yrs ago. I was in a coma, had multiple brain hemorrhages and was not expected to survive, I obviously did but with permanent handicaps and issues from it. Bear with me ,because I am posting this for educational purposes that may help countless other people. My injuries were extreme at that time. It was years of being mentally handicapped and having ongoing brain seizures, memory issues etc. That all stopped and what I was left with was some vertebrae damage, possible scar tissue on my brain, a horrible thyroid disorder that is with me for the rest of my life (and all that comes with that) and a total loss of my sense of smell. Not bad considering I was not supposed to survive.
My thyroid is so under-active that I have to take 4 pills a day just to function. It’s no different in that way than a diabetic who needs daily insulin. I also have to take hormones because my body stopped making the proper amounts after that accident as well. There are extreme depression issues that are chemical and also anxiety issues at times. This is all normal with a very under-active thyroid disorder, as is weight gain and an often total lack of energy. Thyroid levels and function must be monitored because it is ever changing and therefore the med dosage must often be changed accordingly.
Here’s the thing, the pituitary gland is also tied in to hormonal function and the thyroid. The pituitary is at the base of the skull. If you or anyone you know had had a serious head trauma and now has any problems with the following things:
* chronic and/or debilitating fatigue
* weight gain/metabolism
* diminished libido
* difficulty concentrating
* faulty judgement
* difficulty switching from one task to another
etc and so on… it is very possible it is from the head trauma, even if it was many years prior. Yes of course get your thyroid levels checked ( I recommend a full thyroid panel) , but also a full hormone panel and all tests related to the pituitary. If there was damage to the pituitary , there will most likely be elevated prolactin levels. That means it is working super hard just trying to do it’s job… but just can’t quite do so.
I just got my pituitary tests back and now I have to have a contrasting MRI done on my brain at the end of the month to rule out any tumors or blockages. That’s standard, and if you have had a serious head trauma like myself it is most likely nothing to worry about ….and simply due to damage to the pituitary from said accident. Thank God the modern medical world now acknowledges the link between the two.
1) If you or someone you know suffers from these things above, get tested.
2). Educate those who know you ( family, co-workers, spouse/mate, kids, friends, etc) so that they understand….you are doing the best you can and living with serious handicaps.
3). Get the medicines you need to help you function with and overcome those handicaps.
4). Be super mindful of what you put in your body. Eat clean, organic, no gmo foods. Eat unprocessed foods. Stay away from all dairy. If you choose to eat meat, buy meat that was raised and fed organically on non-gmo, organic feed. Stay away from farmed fish, only eat fresh/wild caught.
5). learn about transcendental medication…and start practicing it. It can do wonders for cells in the brain.
At the link below is a wonderful resource for information on Traumatic Brain Injuries and the after affects that I am speaking of. In many cases ( like mine), it’s permanent ….so it’s best to know how to deal with and overcome it. Educate yourselves and your loved ones. I highly encourage you to share this with anyone and everyone. It can be life changing for many.