Because I had a Dr.'s appt. Just to get some things checked out. It took 30 min to get all the paperwork and such done and get called back so my 1:40 appt. didn't really start until 2:10. But they are really thorough on all the questions and such.
After explaining to the Dr. the original reason I had made the appt. (my fingers, which are now mysteriously better) we got to talking about my family history as far as thyroid problems go and how I'm supposed to be getting mine checked. Well apparently my thyroid is enlarged. They ran some blood tests, thyroid levels, kidney & liver function, etc. Found out I wasn't up to date on my tetanus shot (my arm is soooo sore) and scheduled my follow-up appt. for next month. I should hear back about all my blood tests in a couple of weeks, unless the Dr wants to wait to talk to me in person about the results. (so I'm thinking if I hear nothing I should start to worry). He also wants to get me an appointment to have a thyroid scan done. I'm glad I'm getting to the bottom of the possible thyroid issue, not so glad that I don't have insurance with all this going on. But hopefully we'll find out what is causing all my issues and get to the bottom of them. We also discussed my fingers and toes always being cold and purple and he is fairly certain that I have Raynaud's Phenomenon. Which I have suspected this for quite some time. But it is good to know that I'm not crazy and I'm not a hypochondriac, that there are some underlying issues causing some stuff.
Thyroid issues can cause a lot of things emotionally which could explain the roller coaster that I've been on as of late. I'm hoping to just get something resolved. Wish me luck!