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I have a bad work ethic, suggestions to resolve it w/o drugs?

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Created November 06, 2012 at 2:26 AM

I have a fairly bad work ethic. I do go to work and do a good job there, and I don't miss work much. I enjoy my job.

The failure is in outside of my 40-hour-a-week job. I have aspirations and dreams beyond my current career as a programmer. I could learn more programming languages, program freelance, do some creative writing or podcast journalism, and so forth.

This may be due to my occasional hypothyroidism or the fact that I'm still adjusting to paleo, but this has existed for a while -- fact is, I feel tired after work. Shoot, sometimes I feel tired and dizzy during the workday. (Dizzy from vertiginous migraines.)

I force myself on through work, but then once I'm home I'm lazy. I surf the net and hang out with my dog instead of spending one hour on my goals.

My doctors have suggested cutting through this with prescription stimulants, but I don't actually have attention deficit disorder. In addition, I took antidepressants in the past and have learned to ive with out them. I feel that changing myself will be more long lasting and beneficial.

Wanna hack my laziness, paleohacks? How do you make yourself do more than the minimum?

Edited to add: Thyroid test revealed that I was underdosed; treating it has resolved this issue! I always knew that I was motivated on the inside. :D

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on November 06, 2012
at 08:07 PM

If you have the Hashi's antibodies, then you don't have classic hypothyroidism; you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The treatment protocol is different than the one for classic hypothyroidism. Hashi's treatment usually requires both a higher level of dessicated porcine thyroid (like 5 grains daily) and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) (see http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org for more information). Also see http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos/ for more information on Hashi's.

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:16 PM

I'm known to have Hashi's antibodies.

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:10 PM

Occasional meaning that, despite treatment, I sometimes fall out of an ideal range & need to wait for tests/dose changes. After working with the same MD for a year I now have buy in to test my TSH, T4, & T3 every 3 months.

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Thanks, maybe even starting small will be good

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on November 06, 2012
at 03:55 PM

And will push for a more complete exam at that time (re: vitamin status), my fatigue doesn't make sense considering that i am otherwise very optimal re: sleep, exercise, food.

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at 03:28 PM

No I think my hypothyroidism must not be adequately treated. I have a TSH blood test & medical exam in January, so maybe I will learn more then.

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on November 06, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Thank you for these links.

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on November 06, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I like the acronym!

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on November 06, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I think it's counterproductive to say you're lazy. Since you're also feeling dizzy and tired, and have migraines, it sounds like there may be more going on. How's your B12 and folate status? You mention hypothyroidism: is that currently well-managed?

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:06 PM

This may be due to my occasional hypothyroidism...

Hypothyroidism is not an occasional thing. It might wax and wane, but once you have it, you have it, until you do some intervention. The TSH test is a nearly meaningless test for determining hypothyroidism; you need the following tests to diagnose it, to rule in/out Hashimoto's and Graves' Disease, and to see if adrenal problems are contributing:

  • Free T4 (FT4)
  • Free T3 (FT3)
  • Reverse T3
  • TPO Antibodies
  • Antithyroglobulin AB (TgAb)
  • 24-hour, 4-collection salivary cortisol test

If your doctor won't order these tests or doesn't know how to interpret them, and you live in the U.S. you can order the thyroid tests yourself for $290.00 from HealthCheckUSA.com and the cortisol test from mymedlab.com for $125 (as of this writing). To learn how to interpret the tests, visit stopthethyroidmadness.com.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on November 06, 2012
at 08:07 PM

If you have the Hashi's antibodies, then you don't have classic hypothyroidism; you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The treatment protocol is different than the one for classic hypothyroidism. Hashi's treatment usually requires both a higher level of dessicated porcine thyroid (like 5 grains daily) and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) (see http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org for more information). Also see http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos/ for more information on Hashi's.

886436139cec4c2fbf30d26a40a0fc06

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:16 PM

I'm known to have Hashi's antibodies.

886436139cec4c2fbf30d26a40a0fc06

(219)

on November 06, 2012
at 07:10 PM

Occasional meaning that, despite treatment, I sometimes fall out of an ideal range & need to wait for tests/dose changes. After working with the same MD for a year I now have buy in to test my TSH, T4, & T3 every 3 months.

Ca8111fb6e3bac177373a82f5d33910d

(135)

on November 06, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Thank you for these links.

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on November 06, 2012
at 03:41 AM

I keep myself doing what I need to do with lists. I hate all housework and would let it go rather than do anything about it. I learned to set small goals and write them down. I don't go to bed until my list is finished. There are nights I am up late because I put everything off, but am slowly training myself to spend a hour getting it over with and enjoying the rest of my evening. It really comes down to training myself to stay up on it and not spend 3 days cleaning a messy house.

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on November 06, 2012
at 03:02 AM

I know what you mean, sort of. My suggestion is to try SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-specific). This works for most situations. Start slow - you need to convince yourself that getting your ass in gear is a good thing. The first few small goals will hopefully bring you enough positive reinforcement to get you to try bigger goals.

886436139cec4c2fbf30d26a40a0fc06

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on November 06, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Thanks, maybe even starting small will be good

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on November 06, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I like the acronym!

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on November 06, 2012
at 02:41 AM

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