Thursday, May 14, 2009

2395 Hormones

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The blood test last week showed "something off with the thyroid". I didn't ask what (whether up or down or what), because they intend to repeat the panel later next month. But, of course, I'm wondering.

I did a little research, and I'm not experiencing any of the symptoms of high or low function, so whatever it is, it's minor. Then I thought about the problem I'd had with the breast, and some things that are still happening breast-wise off and on, and I began to wonder if it wasn't maybe actually a pituitary problem. That fits better with some other stuff that's been going on.

I had an epiphany this morning. I do crossword problems in bed, and I use a tiny high intensity light on a gooseneck, focused on the wall just above the page, and one night out of every three or four I fall asleep with my nose in the crossword and the light still on.

This morning I woke up with the light on my face, and my first thought was "Bingo! Pineal!"

The pineal gland regulates other hormones, and requires regular periods of darkness. It senses light through the eyes (even when the eyes are closed, enough light comes through the eyelids to matter).

I'm older, less resilient. I'll bet the crossword light is screwing up my pineal.

There's one way to find out. I've got a month to experiment.

1 comment:

Becs said...

That's so cool. Don't you just love random insight?