Over twenty of my hypothyroidism symptoms have finally gone and I’m just about back to my pre-hypothyroidism weight. All because I dared to take my health back in to my own hands.
Losing over twenty symptoms of my thyroid condition, by simply changing thyroid medication, when doctors told me it wouldn’t work, sure has proved them wrong. When their inadequacies in diagnosing and managing my thyroid condition correctly left me in pieces, I went ahead and took my health back in to my own hands.
They told me I was imagining all my symptoms. They told me it was all just in my head. They told me I needed to see a nutritionist because I was gaining weight due to a bad diet and not exercising enough. They called me an attention seeker. All of these symptoms and weight gain couldn’t possibly be from my underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), when your thyroid controls your metabolism and is in charge of every function and every cell in your body, right?
But they didn’t know my body as well as I did, and I knew their ‘gold-standard’ medicine and inaccurate TSH testing wasn’t working. I was actually getting worse.
So I researched. I reached out to thousands of other thyroid patients and I tried things. I changed medication and I made this recovery. Of over 20+ symptoms disappearing. Of weight gain dropping off again. Of a restored mental and physical state. I now lead a pretty normal life and my thyroid rarely has any affect on anything.
Doctors? The majority still tell me it was all a coincidence that changing medication to NDT helped. They’re ignorant and blind and that’s why I want to help others. Because no one should be kept ill for something which can be effectively treated and managed. We all deserve good medical care and a good quality of life. Keeping people so devastatingly unwell is a scandal and we must make others aware.
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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism
Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, and is a qualified Diet and Nutritional Advisor, also currently studying for relevant qualifications and certificates in Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.