Before any of this became relevant I had always suffered with depression and severe anxiety. By 2017, the hypothyroidism became clinical fast. My depression became overwhelming, I wanted to die. I disappeared from everything, I thought it was just my depression flaring up, but then I started to be unable to write. My hands were in so much pain, that I had to complain to the doctors. This was when I found out that I had Autoimmune Hypothyroidism, also called Hashimotos disease.
This was when I started to really take my health into my own hands. I started eating cleaner. Gave up gluten. I actually logged when and if I took my medication. My memory was so bad then, I couldn't remember my mother's name. I actually took my vitamins seriously. I did research, I read everything I could, even when doctors tried to tell me not to.
My health, my illnesses, became my life because they had taken my previous life away. I had to put ideas and dreams I had to rest. I have had to grieve an idea of me and my life that could never happen anymore.
I have free general healthcare (thank you San Mateo County), but they have been failing me by not giving me any answers.
The pain has only gotten worse. My thyroid continues to be killed by my own body. And while my depression is clearing; my anxiety, my bones, my nerves, allergies, psoriasis are only getting worse.
It's becoming harder to walk, to exist, and I've decided to try to go down the track many before me have: the natural path. I want to see a naturopathic doctor. I want to get to the root source of all this pain. I want answers.
Help me get answers.
But I know that this isn't cheap, but I am desperate.
The first appointment alone would be 300$ and this is not counting the tests that will be done, finally, by them.
I am desperate. I was not raised to ask for help, I had to teach myself. My parents have been extra understanding during this time, but they are both disabled and retired and exhausted themselves.
I am sick of feeling guilty over being sick, and all I want is help to find any answers.
This 2,500 dollars would help me cover at least hopefully the first 3 months of care. I am not sure but I am paranoid and want to be prepared.
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