Bathrobe thoughts and health updates...I'm shocked that I have energy and am not sore, exhausted, etc., after being at the Ann Arbor Art Fair all weekend. I went to nurse practitioner on last Friday and we raised my thyroid meds to 3 grains. Omg, I feel alive again. I also have to supplement with more iron, grrrr! My ferritin was low, but it's from heavy periods. My TSH has been improving, but T3 and T4 were low-ish. I've been slowly having thyroid meds increased the past year. Omg, no one ever checked me enough and so I had been suffering needlessly for 20 years, but really more like 30 years, since I think I've lived with hypothyroidism all of my life, but it was undiagnosed. I've also been using medicinal mushroom powder supplements such as lion's mane, cordyceps, Reishi, and others. Life changing to have steady energy, stamina, and focus. I also have been caffeine cycling, having half caffeine coffee a few times per week, just a cup in the morning. I have a full caffeine coffee once weekly. I use a matcha green powder at times that had trace caffeine and it helps me with focus and learning retention. It's been a long road getting my health back the past 5 years, but really, 20 years. I'm grateful, but it's been a bit emotional (thank you to the upcoming lunar eclipse ) because I'm pondering years where I lost some of my ability to fully function and have a high quality life filled with me working more on my passions. As I type this too, I'm processing the sadness over things like having lost so much of my hair, along with looking deathly due to anemia Also, I'm processing how alone I've felt in my health struggles. My sweet hubby JT has helped and supported me so much. I just haven't felt understood by certain family or friends. I've driven myself to medical tests and cried. I've had nutrient IVs and felt alone, but my IV tech was an angel. I can't get iron infusions since my low ferritin ain't low enough I'm at 15. Oh well. I will take the pro-oxidant iron and then, in menopause, I will detox from it Side note: Having hypothyroidism really impacts you as a singer, writer, artist, and creative soul. I am so aware of energies and chakras.