I dont even know where to start, I feel yucky all the time....I have hypothyroid as well as diabetes. Its so hard to feel good with both of these. Any advice I can get I would be willing to give a shot. Does anyone else deal with both of these disorders together, and how do they deal with them...I dont see a doctor or get bloodwork done on a regular basis because of no medical insurance. I am always so exhausted. I do work 3 days a week, but can barely manage that... I also suffer from major depression and do try to see a doctor once a month for the meds...he gives me the samples as I can not afford them straight from pharmacy. All other meds I are generic and only $4 for a months supply. I am at my wits end...so tired and exhausted most of the time...I have little hope....I am in desparate need...also need to loose about 100 lbs....and have been trying to do that for years...I have only been able to loose 45 lbs...I have kept it off for about 2 years..but cant seem to budge anymore...I indeed need some help but havent any ideas where to turn. I am married and hubby works independent..so no medical insurance or benefits of that sort...no insurance will pick us up because of pre existing conditions.... He makes to much money for us to qualify for any state medical programs... He then says I need to find a full time job with benefits...he blames me for not taking better care of myself...I feel like crying all the time because I feel horrible...and feel worthless...I need help..but dont know where to turn. I am very frustrated and tired...please help...Val

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Comment by Tatordumplin on February 27, 2009 at 9:25am
I feel like I am being punished somehow...when testing my blood I get readings mostly around 140 through 250. I rarely test too...how many times a day should I test?
Comment by Cody Turner on February 27, 2009 at 9:49am
The rule of thumb is before each meal and before bed and then anytime you feel low or high for testing. Have you checked into the different drug companies to see if you qualify for their prescription assistance program? Is there any low income or free clinics in your area you can try to see if you can get into?
Comment by debb on February 28, 2009 at 2:09pm
i can't help you with the other stuff but i can commiserate with you on the spouse who feels it's all our fault because we didn't take better care of ourselves. now if the shoe were on the other foot, you can bet your sweet bippy that it wouldn't have been because they didn't take care of themselves better. it seems to be a very common theme. it doesn't help us a bit, in fact it tends to make us even more depressed. just know that it isn't you. you know that you have been trying. just keep reminding yourself that you are doing the best that you can and try not to let him get to you. i was sabotaged for many years by just that thinking and i let him continue to make me feel like it was all my fault. not anymore. just know that you have many people here who will tell you the same darn thing. it starts inside of you. find the pretty lady that you are and this time hang on to her good and tight. when you start to think better of yourself it's amazing how much more positive you will become. tell that pretty lady in the mirror how pretty she is and believe it. your not worthless, you are a wonderful person both inside and out. don't take on crap that isn't you, just because someone says it's so.
i get so upset when i hear this because i let my husband make me think i was a worthless, fat, ugly, piece of crap that wasn't worth anyone's love or affection. so i apologize if that isn't what you were talking about. but if it is i am here for you. anyway, i'm sure your husband loves you as i'll bet you love him and he just doesn't get it. sometimes they just need a gentle reminder. a cast iron fry pan comes to mind. just kidding. my daughter has hasimoto's (sp) thyroid. she is overweight and struggling to get it under control. she doesn't have diabetes and has a husband who is both loving and understanding. she is so-o-o-o-o lucky. best of luck to you.


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