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I try to help people with their health on a daily basis, but I can only help those who genuinely want my help.
It can be hard for me to accept, because many people don’t take what I’m saying seriously. They seem to think that what can happen to other people, won’t happen to them.
My blog post from the other day explains the feeling well.
The people closest to me have seen my struggle with thyroid and adrenal problems, and know just how hard it has been for me. They’ve seen me at my lowest, mentally and physically, and they’ve endured many conversations about the struggles I have been having. Yet, they seem to be the people who think they’re most immune from having these problems themselves.
When friends come to me complaining that they feel unwell, and when I suggest they should ask their doctor for a full thyroid panel, Vitamin D, B12, Iron, Ferritin etc. and check their adrenal function/cortisol output, I’m met with a role of eyes. I’m met with them brushing it off as me just loving to talk about myself and my own problems once more.
No, I am wanting to help you. Can’t you see that?
Don’t you see that I am trying to stop other people from going through what I did? I’m trying to prevent others from feeling what I did. Experiencing what I unfortunately had to.
I have little sympathy and patience for people who moan, get given advice or suggestions, and then ignore them and expect the sympathy to carry on with their moaning. No, you need to be at least trying.
There are so many other people in the world who need that help, advice, experience, support and general comforting in order to let them know that they’re not alone. There are many other people who will make use of it, and those are who I have to concentrate and focus it on.
Have you ever felt this way, too?
Please remember that if you’re a thyroid patient living with poor mental health or lingering physical symptoms, that you don’t have to live this way. To address why you may still be feeling unwell (often despite being on thyroid medication too), please see this article and go through each suggestion, putting your thyroid jigsaw back together.
You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given.
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and award-winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, blogger, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. She has two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received eight 2020 WEGO Health Award Nominations.