I've been on armour for two months and I'm just now starting to feel like myself again. I've lost 12 pounds, my energy is improving, my foggy thinking is clearing up, and other symptoms are disappearing.
But what I'm struggling with is how freaking angry I am. I'm 30 years old and this disease stole my 20s. At 25 I was was fun, energetic, thin, fit. A few years later I was 215 pounds, miserable, exhausted, foggy thinking so bad it was hard to hold a conversation without saying the wrong thing, depressed, etc.
I haven't been on a date since I was 25 because I felt so bad about myself. And I would exercise hours a day and eat 1200 calories a day. I could lose when I dropped down to 600-800 calories but that's just insane.
Meanwhile my story is like so many others - doctors who blew me off, told me I just wasn't trying hard enough, etc.
I'm so angry I want to scream. I want my 20s back. I feel so defective I'm not sure if I'll ever be in a proper relationship. I'm so out of the dating game I don't even know if I could do it right.