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10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Eight

10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Eight
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This is part eight of my selection of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough health days.

You can also see: parts one to seven here.

I find that music is often the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare ups, so I wanted to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise need a pick-me-up. I hope you like them too.

You can find the playlist on my YouTube channel here.

So here are my next ten songs, numbers 71 to 80.

71. Heavy by Linkin Park

I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy?
Holding on
So much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy?

A song for really expressing the frustrations of what it often feels like to carry so much that is affecting your mental health. Having a thyroid condition can often be a heavy thing to carry.

72. Cool by Jonas brothers

This song never fails to put me in a good mood when I need it to.

73. Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson

I know I’m Superwoman, I know I’m strong
I know I’ve got this ’cause I’ve had it all along
I’m phenomenal and I’m enough
I don’t need you to tell me who to be<
Can someone just hold me?
Don’t fix me, don’t try to change a thing
Can someone just know me?
‘Cause underneath, I’m broken and it’s beautiful

Singer Kelly Clarkson also has Hashimoto’s, which adds another layer to this song. She likely knows what it feels like to feel a bit broken, but her reminder that there is nothing wrong with that is often needed.

74. I’m still standing by Elton John

This song can be great to listen to when thyroid disease keeps trying to push you back down, yet you fight to keep on going. You’re still standing!

75. Gold by Spandau Ballet

Having a thyroid condition may be tough, but it can’t destroy you. You’ve got this.

Gold
Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You’re indestructible, always believe in, ‘cos you are

76. Survivor by Destiny’s Child

When you need a reminder that you’re a survivor and have already overcome so much of what having a chronic illness has thrown at you, this song is perfect.

77. I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado

I’m like a bird
I’ll only fly away
I don’t know where my soul is (soul is)
I don’t know where my home is

How many times have we wished we could just get away for a day and forget about our worries and troubles? Fly away like a bird perhaps? This song is so calming and therapeutic for me. I like belting it out at the top of my lungs.

78. The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

Thyroid disease symptoms such as fatigue can sure leave us feeling like we need a lazy day sometimes.

79. Dance Again by Selena Gomez

This song just really makes me want to dance and improves my mood.

80. Lazy Day by Fuse ODG

Another one following the ‘lazy day’ theme, the upbeat, summery vibes and chilled message of this song always puts a spring in my step. A lazy day when thyroid symptoms flare up is rarely a bad idea.

Did you like any of these songs? Let me know below!

About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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