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

Acne with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Originally published on 24th April 2018 Last updated on 21st February 2021 I’ve been very open about my experiences with acne, over the years. As a teenager, I didn’t have any more pimples than my… More

How To Improve Fertility with Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 25th Apri1 2017 Last updated on 10th January 2021 Thyroid function and fertility are closely linked. Abnormal thyroid levels can lead to miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, anaemia, stillbirth and the baby developing congenital hypothyroidism… More

Mood Swings With Hypothyroidism

We already know that thyroid conditions Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s often come hand in hand with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, but rarely do we talk about briefer swings in mood. The term… More

Weak and Splitting Nails and Hypothyroidism 

Our nails can perhaps surprisingly tell us quite a bit about our health (and thyroid health). Weak, brittle nails which break, split and peel easily can be a common sign and symptom of hypothyroidism and… More

Gift Ideas for People With Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 21st November 2017 Last updated on 6th December 2020 Having a thyroid patient on your gift shopping list can seem daunting, especially if they follow specific diets or avoid certain chemicals, to… More

An Interview: “I Created an Album About My Wife’s Hypothyroidism and Our Struggles.”

Tony Manfredonia, a Michigan-based composer and orchestrator, reached out to me to share his latest work – an album which chronicles his wife’s experience with hypothyroidism, their marriage throughout her suffering and what it means… More

Grieving For Who You Were Before You Had Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 28th March 2017 Last updated on 16th October 2020 TW: Mental Health, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Please note that I wrote this article when I was still quite unwell with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.… More

Tests You Need and Optimal Levels as a Hypothyroid Patient

Originally published on 11th March 2016 Last updated on 27th September 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

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

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