This made me laugh so much! (seen on Mum's Grapevine)
But then I remember that this was actually said to me!
After having Bella I was exhausted from late night feeds, long days of crying due to reflux, dealing with a beautiful toddler & so I just pushed on. Then the night feeds stopped & I still felt exhausted so I went to the doctor. I explained how I felt & he ordered some blood tests. My Thyroid came back a little low but nothing to worry about he said. Its just lifestyle. Lifestyle? Do I have a lifestyle at the moment? Or am I just existing I thought. I didn't say. I thought.
So I pushed on for another couple of months & again returned. Explained I still felt awful. He asked if I had anyone that could take the kids for a couple of weeks so I can have a break!! I looked at him. Surely he was joking. He was not. Again he said about my lifestyle. You need a break. Now please tell me do you know anyone that has had a break from their kids? Did you ever hear of anything so ridiculous!
I bit my tongue & explained that we had no parents in the Australia & taking 2 weeks "off" was not an option. I also mentioned that I was not tired of my children. I love them. I enjoy them. I don't need a break from them. I also said that I feel that Im pushing $#^t up the hill everyday!
Again I left without any help.
I have wonderful friends that are always supportive & so when I shared this story with one friend in particular she decided to do some research for me & found me another lady doctor that knows a thing or two about thyroid problems.
I completed another blood test & off I went for a visit. She is more on the natural side of things & so I expected some nice natural herbs of something to help. When I shared my story & blood results she reached for her script book. She started writing. She told me she was angry. Angry that doctors did not listen to their patients. I asked could I have something natural. She said NO! You need to start using the correct medication asap as this was not going to improve until I did. I fell back in the seat. I felt instantly relieved. Finally someone that listened. Finally someone that was going to help. She put me on the medication & asked about my birth control. I said "oh we are being careful"! Out of my mouth before I knew what I was saying! For heaven sake I nearly died of embarrassment there & then! So off I went & within no time at all I was feeling much better. Much better mood, happier, not as stressed, tired or cranky. I think I was even nice to my husband! That was 10 months ago. I am now 7 months pregnant!
So moral of the story. If you are a Mom like me who thinks there is something a little wrong but can't put your finger on it & your doctor is not listening or helping then find a new doctor! Don't wait around. It was so exhausting for so long for me & now Im like a new woman! Well now Im pregnant so a different tired but a joyful one!
If you have a similar story that could help another Mom please share ....