Ity I'm so sorry, I can totally understand why you wouldn't want to go. I agree with SarahJen about just being "sick" and sending the presents. I'm sure your friends would understand.
Lily I'm really glad you're going to keep checking in, we'd all miss you if you weren't here!
Has everyone had their hormones and the *right* thyroid tests done? The more I'm reading about hypothyroid, adrenal function and hormones the more important and underdiagnosed I'm realizing it is! If you can't get your doctors to order the right tests, there are places you can order them yourself with no prescription and even places you can get the proper medications. I'd urge everyone who hasn't already done so to get the tests done, and post the results on the labs forum at www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
since I don't know enough to interpret them myself and I'd nearly guarantee most doctors will tell you you're fine even when you're not.
Lily I'm still spotting and cramping, still no AF. But that's pretty typical, I almost always spot and cramp for at least 5-10 days before AF. The thing making me curious is that...it could be my imagination but with all those steady temps for those few days, it's making me think it looks like it could be triphasic? But I don't feel any different than usual and I'm not feeling terribly hopeful this cycle.
I'm just SO sick of all this doctor fighting. I think I'm going to keep looking for a cooperative doctor but meanwhile self-treat till I start feeling better, so I can at least remove the anxiety of being dependent on doctors I don't trust till I find one I can. Everyone on my natural thyroid list seems to think that my (and a lot of other people's) fertility issues are due to undermedicated thyroid problems.
Interestingly some of my personality "quirks" (strengths/weaknesses) may also be due to hypothyroid. Apparently it's typical to be hypersensitive, emotional, have anxiety, depression, and constantly racing thoughts. I've been working a lot on finding ways to be less upset and judgmental without giving up my passion or ethics, and I think I've made *some* progress but wouldn't it be weird if it just went away on it's own once I got properly treated?
And now I'm going to go distract myself by playing with my hair.
Maybe I'll figure out how to do a crown braid!