What is Hypothyroidism?

Originally published on 5th March 2016 Last updated on 15th April 2019 Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid or thyroid disease, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. The five… More

Sleep Complaints with Hypothyroidism

Issues surrounding sleep can be one of the most frustrating parts of having a thyroid condition. Trouble falling asleep and waking up frequently are often asked about in my Facebook support group. Despite the common… More

13 Things I Did to Have a Healthy Pregnancy With Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

Many people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s worry about getting through a healthy pregnancy with their thyroid condition. I am often asked what I did to promote looking after both mine and my baby’s health during my… More

An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day

Originally published on 16th June 2019 
Last updated on 21st June 2020 To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day, I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to… More

How Getting Angry Saved My Life With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

I was listening to Jessie’s podcast, Chronically Healing, specifically the episode ‘Get Mad and Take Back Your Life’ which discussed Jessie’s experiences and frustrations surrounding her thyroid disease diagnosis and management and what made her… More

Tests You Need and Optimal Levels as a Hypothyroid Patient

Originally published on 11th March 2016 Last updated on 23rd May 2020 As a thyroid patient, the below blood tests are recommended to get the full picture of what’s going on. If you still have symptoms,… More

Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 6th December 2016 Last updated on 3rd April 2020 Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just down to vanity, it also contributes to your identity and is yet another… More

What is the Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s?

I hear from many readers who are confused about the difference between hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. A lot are unsure of which they have, whether they have one or both and what difference it makes to… More

11 Things I Did to Optimise Conceiving With Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

Many of us with health conditions such as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid and/or Hashimoto’s, dream of becoming parents one day. I hear from other thyroid patients every day who are understandably worried or anxious about… More

My Third Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Read My Second Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s blog here. Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions… More

My Second Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Read My First Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s blog here. Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions… More

Hypothyroidism and Disability Benefits

Originally published on 16th November 2018 Last updated on 14th January 2020 In the Facebook support group I created for thyroid patients, the question of whether we can claim financial support or government/state benefits crops… More

Thinning Eyebrows with Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 20th November 2018 Last updated on 7th January 2020 Thinning eyebrows, especially of the outer third which is commonly seen in thyroid patients, can be frustrating and distressing. Many people take to… More

My First Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions and challenges. I was very anxious about the prospect of a pregnancy… More