Six months after diagnosing hypothyroidism

Exactly half a year ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Actually, it was accidental, because if it wasn't for my gynecologist who referred me to the examination - I would still know nothing.
After doing a TSH blood test and basic morphology, it turned out that something was wrong. TSH was heavily elevated. After receiving the results, I registered with a GP who immediately referred me to an endocrinologist.
Unfortunately dates to the endocrinologist at the NFZ were so distantthat I decided to pay a visit to a recommended doctor. At the visit to the endocrinologist, I told about my general well-being, hair loss and other symptoms that I did not even associate with the disease.
Before the visit, I paid FT3 and FT4 morphology, because a nice lady in registration told me that it is better to do it now than to come to the visit and only then receive a referral. I am very grateful to her because I would pay PLN 150. for nothing, and so I went to the first visit with the whole set of tests (TSH + FT3 + FT4 + thyroid ultrasound) and treatment could be started.
After analyzing the tests, the doctor prescribed euthyrox 25 - one of the most famous thyroid medicines. I had to dose it for a week for half a tablet, and after a week to start swallowing one. Another visit in 3 months with current blood tests that the doctor gave me.


I am very grateful to my gynecologist for referring me to the tests. Thanks to it, I finally know what's wrong with me and what, among others was to blame for my malaise. I am currently taking 1,5 euthyrox tablets during the week and 1 tablets on weekends.
I feel better - my hair in combination with proper care they don't fall out so much anymore. Unfortunately, I forget about taking euthyrox (you have to take 30 minutes before eating, for example) and I have to watch it because I feel a difference in mood when I don't take euthyrox - I'm terribly drowsy then.
Today a lot of people have thyroid problems, so if you notice any symptom in your home that indicates its malfunction - it's worth doing a blood test and then see a doctor for professional help.

Why do I still have dry skin?

Dry skin, especially in winter, is not unusual. If we also struggle with a skin allergy - this is common.
But dry skin can be harnessed, although it's not as easy with skin allergies as it seems. However, it is not worth giving up, there is a way for everything;)

Today, I would like to share with you my ways to fight dry skin. A person who is a skin allergic and has quite a problem with it.

First of all - not only allergy sufferers, but also people who have no problem with allergies and have dry skin, must avoid body washing products with SLS. Believe me, since I started to pay attention to the compositions of products that I use, the condition of my skin has improved a lot.
Currently, shower balms and shower oils have appeared on the market. I admit that I haven't used this type of products yet, but as soon as I run out of Oriflame Eco shower gel I will definitely buy Isana dush ol oil. I am very curious about its action and smell, which is quite loud (apparently its smell is associated with the smell of fish ...).
The second issue is moisturizing after washing.
It is very important to moisturize the skin after bathing / showering. I use babydream fur mama oil for this purpose. And I have to admit that since I gave up body lotions / butters and switched to olives - my skin has revived. At the moment I really need a small amount of olive oil to cover my entire skin. It is enough for me to moisturize my body once a day. Even my allergist recently praised the condition of my skin;)
In winter (when we unscrew radiators) it is worth using a humidifier. I bought my moisturizing good few years ago and still works well during the heating season. Neither me nor my rabbit have problems with excessive dryness (rabbits have very sensitive skin. When the air is too dry, so-called dandruff appears, i.e. excessive dryness of the skin. Not only we, Dear Ladies, suffer during the heating season;)).
Water, water and water again. Because it is not enough to moisturize the body from the outside. It is also good to moisturize properly from the inside. Herbal teas or water are perfect for this. Although in winter I am not a fan of drinking water. I feel much better with warm teas than cold water;)
Until spring!