10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Four

10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Four
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This is part four in my selection of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough thyroid days. You can see part one herepart two here and part three here

I find music is the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare up periods, so I’m going to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise struggling. I hope you like them too.

You can find the playlist on my YouTube channel here.

So here are my next ten songs, numbers 31 to 40.

31. On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons 

I just find that this song oozes summertime vibes and even if I’m not feeling ‘on top of the world’ when I first put it on, I do by the end of it.

32. In My Blood by Shawn Mendes 

An emotional song that connects with me on a deep level when I’m having a dip in mental health. For some people, they find sad or particularly emotional songs make them feel worse, so if you’re like that, maybe give this one a miss. But I find comfort in knowing someone else knows how I feel.

33. Something Big by Shawn Mendes 

Something big I feel it happening
Out of my control
Pushing and pulling and it’s grabbing me
Feel it in my bones

This one gets me so pumped and motivated. It’s a sure one for the morning when I need an extra boost.

34. Arms Open by The Script

I can’t unfeel your pain
I can’t undo what’s done
I can’t send back the rain
But if I could I would
My love, my arms are open
So when you feel like you can’t take another round of being broken
My arms are open
And when you’re losing faith and every door around you keeps on closing
My arms are open

When I first heard this song, it just really reminded me of our thyroid family. We can’t un-feel the pain, undo difficult times or solve everything for other thyroid patients, but we can offer support. The thyroid community are brilliant for that.

35. Heroes by Alessa 

Everyday people do
Everyday things but I
Can’t be one of them
I know you hear me now
We are a different kind
We can do anything
We could be heroes

I think this one just really speaks to me as a thyroid advocate – someone who represents the voices of thyroid patients and seeks to raise more awareness and make change happen. We can all be heroes by speaking out and sharing our experiences.

36. Can’t Break Thru by BUSTED

A jump back to my youth, this song was played when I felt misunderstood. And many a time have I felt misunderstood or not listened to as a thyroid patient!

Why does it feel like it’s raining in my head?
I don’t understand
Why are you always complaining about me?
You don’t even know who I am

37. Back Again by You Me At Six

‘Back Again’ by You Me At Six connects with me on a health level of when I make progress in managing my hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, whether it’s a good test result or some part of a new routine that is helping.

And I was sinking under water
Drowning in a memory of you
And now it’s time for me to recover
Coming to the surface for a better view

38. Mmmbop by Hanson

This nineties song is just a great feel-good tune. Can’t resist singing along!

39. Ooh La La by Faces

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

I like songs that have me reflecting on life and how things change. As well as the summer, happy vibes this song gives me, it makes me feel thankful for the things life has taught me. Including the diagnoses of thyroid disease. I try to see the positives as it’s the only real way to move forward.

40. Life Changes by Thomas Rhett

And carrying on that theme of life changing, is a quite literal song about it, by country singer Thomas Rhett. It’s a song that has me feeling rather thankful for all that life has taught me and how it has shaped me. And once I play it, it’s stuck in my head all day!

Find part five here.

Do you like any of these songs?

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 and at events about the many aspects thyroid disease affects and how to overcome these. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her bestselling books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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