Well, it’s been a rough week at the Montgomery house. I came back from my trip sick with withdrawal symptoms from my sea sickness patch which lasted until Thursday.
Cruise sneak peek photo, Costa Maya
Thursday afternoon, I felt SO much better, and even made it to the gym for a light workout. However, Thursday night I woke up at 2:00 in the morning with my heart POUNDING out of my chest, shaking, hot, and feeling very sick. It was very, very scary and I felt like I was having a heart attack. The symptoms would subside, then come back again every few minutes. I finally fell asleep for about 20 minutes, just to be woken back up again with the same thing. We toyed around back and forth with going to the ER, but every time we almost went, a spell would pass and I would feel ok again for a few minutes.
This went on for four hours until 6 am, and I took an Ativan which knocked me out and I slept until 10:30 in the morning. I woke up still feeling very jumpy, nervous and heart racing so Bobby drove me to the doctor, where she checked me out and then I had an EKG done which came back clear thank goodness. She then suspected my thyroid medicine and sent me to get blood work. By then it was almost 4:00 and we won’t know anything until Monday. For those that don’t know, if you are hypo like me, it takes a dose very close to being an “overdose” to be the correct dose so it’s very easy to take too much, which is why frequent blood work is important. I hadn’t had any done since June, which is my own fault. Anyway, when you take too much, you start showing HyPER thyroid symptoms, which are the symptoms I was having. You have to be very careful because a big overdose can mean seizures or a coma.
I came home and felt bad/heart racing and shaking all evening, so I took another Ativan and went to sleep. Yesterday morning, I didn’t take my thyroid medicine and I have slowly started feeling better all day. I was feeling pretty good until about 3:00 when I decided to eat a cupcake. I started getting a little shaky and my heart was beating fast again, so no sugar for me until I get this straightened out.
So basically that means, my workout week looked like this:
Sunday: Half marathon
Wednesday: sick, tried to go to gym, almost passed out, came home after working out on one weight machine
Thursday: feeling much better, did a light and easy weights workout, lots of stretching, very happy to be doing something
Friday: sick from thyroid medicine
Saturday: sick from thyroid medicine
Isn’t that fun? I have another half marathon this weekend with Rebootizer sponsoring me, and obviously I haven’t been running or feeling well at all, so who knows how it will turn out, or if I will be back at full strength for it. I LOVE this race though, it’s through downtown New Orleans, so it will be fun hopefully no matter what. This week I am going to focus on getting 100% better and hopefully will get in a run or two before Saturday’s race! Fingers crossed next week is better than this one.
QOTD: Have you ever had to leave the gym because you were sick?