The past week has been crazy. Recently, I had troubled sleeping. It was not fun.
I arrived home at five in the morning hoping that I will be able to sleep right away, but that isn't happening. Every time I will be able to close my eyes, something weird is happening to my body. I will start having palpitations and then wake up catching my breath.
It was scary.
Last Tuesday, I went to a Doctor for consultation. Hospitals and I really have a love-hate relationship and I was really hesitant at first because, what will I say to the Doctor? Hi Doc, I am LJ and I am having trouble sleeping. The Doctor was nice though, she started asking me what I normally do before I go to sleep and what was happening so I was just honest with her. She ask me to get an ECG and have sample of my blood in order to really check where the problem comes from.
I got the results yesterday and another Doctor told me that a hormone in my thyroid is higher that what is normal for the body. Well, something like that. And from what I understand, if I understand things correctly. Since the thyroid gland excretes greater hormones, the muscles became more active and that is where difficulty in sleeping happens.
Good new is though it is more that what is normal for the body, it is not much. It is greater by .01, he just stated that it may really be stress related. I still need to see a specialist on endocrines, though. Will do it by Monday.
Yes, I believe that this is all stress related because every thing started happening when I got the NTE from my office. Its frustrating because I am really the type who will really disregard all the negative things which is happening around me and just stay positive no matter what, but I am still thankful that what happened really made me realized that I am still vulnerable, that though I really try my best to be strong, I still have to take care of myself, especially my body. :D
Right now, I am trying to remain as positive and as happy as possible. It is working so far. I am also praying that everything turned out well on Monday when I show the test results to the Endocrinologist. :D
Also, I am trying my best to live a life without stress. I always concentrate on thinking about chocolates, ice creams and a lot of other happy things. I know that happy thoughts will not make you fly, unless Tinkerbell's fairy dust help you, but definitely having a stress free life will make things better.