Welcome! I created The Invisible Hypothyroidism, an award-winning thyroid patient advocacy blog, as a means for me to record my personal journey of living with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, but also to help others by advocating for better thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment and awareness.
I have one simple message:
“Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate.”
“If you are looking for friendly, down-to-earth, commentary and information on thyroid conditions, The Invisible Hypothyroidism is the place to go.” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism.
The World Health Organization estimates that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease
Although as many as 60% are undiagnosed
And of those diagnosed, a lot are not optimally treated and still struggle daily
I believe in each patient getting the right treatment for them, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to hypothyroidism. This is why I write with the aim of encouraging each thyroid patient to embrace advocating for their own health.
It frustrates me to see so many thyroid patients still struggling daily when we deserve to be in good health and it can be achieved. It’s shocking that so many of us are still unwell on standard treatment.
I am passionate about helping those with hypothyroidism and giving them a voice.
In my own experience, living well and thriving with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s has been like piecing together a big jigsaw puzzle. There have been many pieces and each thyroid patient can have a unique combination of pieces. So my work, website, articles etc. all bring together the various jigsaw puzzle pieces for other thyroid patients to use in their own journey.
What I Do
I write blogs about my personal experiences – the ups and downs – of living with thyroid disease, it’s linked conditions and my mental health experiences. I also produce informative articles based on studies and research, to educate and empower fellow thyroid patients. You can also find my book reviews on thyroid books, gluten-free recipes and more on this website.
I am also an author, with my first book Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller and #1 New Release, released in 2018. I am currently writing my next book, You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism due for release in 2019.
As well as writing for The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, I have been featured in their Top 7 Thyroid Blogs You Need to Read and listed as one of their favourite thyroid advocates, as well as being awarded 3rd Place and 9th Place in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites List and Top Thyroid Websites List, respectively.
I have been interviewed multiple times, including by the BBC on several occasions regarding Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism, and I’ve been interviewed on several podcasts about my thyroid advocacy work and the issues thyroid patients face.
So I really do work in many ways to raise awareness and advocate for thyroid patients! If it can help others to get better and thrive with hypothyroidism, I’m there.
Check out all the good stuff The Invisible Hypothyroidism gets involved in here.
How To Stay in Touch
How To Find What You’re Looking For
If you’re looking for a specific post or topic, then use the search bar on the right to search. Otherwise, use the menu along the top of the page to locate specific categories and series. Check out the drop down menus too.
If you’ve just been diagnosed or are just starting to learn about the condition, click Help! I’m New To This! It includes lots of helpful links to get you started.
We’ve got lots to learn, myself included! The topic of thyroid disease and all its related topics is so very vast.
Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism