If you have a thyroid disorder, you know how important it is to manage your medications and symptoms. If not, let me explain what controlling these things can mean for someone who has been diagnosed. It means being able to enjoy life again – being free from fatigue, depression, anxiety and many other symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Using a thyroid tracker will mean that you will be able to live life without having to spend every day feeling sick, tired and miserable. And it means being able to control symptoms naturally, so you don’t have to rely on pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects because the tracker will help you see patterns in your health experiences.
The Problem With Managing Thyroid Medication and Symptoms
The problem most people run into is forgetting when they’ve taken their medication. When you’re taking thyroid hormone replacement (Levothyroxine, Synthroid, Armour, Nature-Throid, etc.), it’s essential to take the pill at the same time every day.
For some people, that means taking Levothyroxine in the morning or last thing at night, as directed by your GP or endocrinologist.
And even though it’s all well and good to take your thyroid medication at the same time every day, it quickly becomes a problem when you forget.
If you don’t take your medications when you should, or if you miss doses entirely, then managing your symptoms can become much more difficult. The point of taking the drug in the first place is to help control your symptoms so you can live your life with more energy and vigour.
When you forget to take your medication when you should, it’s like hitting the brakes on your car – you’ll still get where you’re going, but it will be a lot slower than if you had just continued driving.
Unfortunately, there are some symptoms of thyroid disorders that can be easily mistaken for other problems. And without proper management, managing these symptoms becomes even more difficult – sometimes impossible.
For example, if you get frequent headaches and aren’t relieved with over-the-counter medications, your doctor might suggest running some tests to rule out severe conditions like brain tumours or seizures.
If you don’t take your thyroid medication regularly, you can get headaches, migraines and other symptoms that look like severe disorders.
While a digital tracker can be helpful, most people have so many notifications on their mobile phones that the reminders can fall into a black hole! And then, of course, you want to journal your symptoms and moods – not just use a tickbox. This detailed information will be beneficial to your GP at your next checkup.
This is a 24-page Thyroid Planner to help you track everything from your medications, appointments, moods and all-important thyroid symptoms.
How to keep a thyroid tracker journal to track your thyroid journey
Using a Thyroid Tracker like this to keep track of your thyroid medication and symptoms is surprisingly simple:
- Print as many copies of the thyroid tracker planner pages as you need (i.e., once for Levothyroxine, once for Nature-Throid, etc.)
- Mark when you take each thyroid medication dosage with a tick or cross – whatever works for you.
- On each new day, write about your mood, appetite and energy levels on the Thyroid Tracker page.
When your GP or endocrinologist asks how you’re feeling, this is what they need to hear! It’s also helpful if you have other medical conditions that thyroid medication might affect you – then it’s vital to write those down.
With a Thyroid Tracker like this one, you can easily keep track of your symptoms and reactions to medications – making it easier for your doctor to manage what is going on.
You’ll be surprised by how much better you feel once you’ve got all the information together in one place!
Record all of your thyroid-related information in one place
The best way to manage symptoms and medications is to keep track of everything in one place.
Since doctors and endocrinologists need precise information, this thyroid tracker planner is designed with them in mind.
By keeping a detailed record of your symptoms and reactions, you can also show the GP or endocrinologist how much better you feel with a thyroid hormone replacement.
This single-page planner is specifically designed to help you track all of the essential details so you can present a clear and accurate picture of your condition to your doctor.
You may not realise it, but keeping a Thyroid Tracker like this one will make managing your symptoms much easier for everyone involved – including doctors, pharmacists, nurses and family members.
If you’ve been struggling to manage your symptoms with the trial and error method that many doctors use, then a detailed Thyroid Planner like this one will help tremendously!
Visual representation of how the 24-hour cycle of T3 and T4 works
Takeaway: This planner can help you track your progress and see your ups and downs, creating a foundation for learning how to reduce the effects of this disease on your everyday life. It can help you set realistic goals and give you a framework for making healthy changes.
Our thyroid tracker planner is comprehensive and has enough space to track all of your medications, appointments, moods, symptoms, and much more.
Once printed, you will have access to everything you will need to manage your thyroid – at a glance. It is easy to use and modify for your needs. You can also use it electronically on an iPad or other gadget with Adobe Acrobat.
It has helped me keep better track of my medications, so I am not forgetting anything or taking two pills for the same problem. I would recommend it to anyone wanting more control over their health.