I have hypothyroidism. Ever since I started receiving the treatment for it, more than four years ago, I have lost the ability to deal with depression. Prior to the treatment, depression and tiredness were so intimate with me that I didn’t know life to be any other way. That and feeling cold (physically) all the time. But since my hormones have regained their normal levels, mere sadness is now a scary and unfamiliar feeling. I’m so used to feeling content and happy that I don’t know what to do to make negative feelings go away.

So currently my dopamine and oxytocin levels are rapidly decreasing, being replaced by cortisol. I understand the attraction towards the medical profession… everything sounds so logical when put in medical terms. No wonder my doctor cousin looks so worry-free all the time.

Didn’t someone once say chocolate contains endorphins?