Living with a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s, can be really challenging. The amount to which people with these conditions are affected can differ hugely, and whereas some may feel that they’re able to go about their day to day lives mostly unaffected by the disease, for others this isn’t the case.
Thyroid conditions can be frustrating and lonely to live with, therefore many patients find that they require support. Support can come in various forms, from needing someone to vent to, discussing ideas/interventions or changes for what may help and even sharing personal experiences to gain insight. They can all support the wellbeing of a thyroid patient.
Although support can be found in those around us, I hear from many thyroid patients who feel that friends, family, work colleagues and even their doctor just don’t understand what it is they go through. This is where talking to people going through the same condition, diagnosis, treatment and struggles can help.
Even though it is estimated that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease, including 1 in 20 people in the UK and more than 12% of the U.S. population, many thyroid patients say they don’t know anyone else in their lives with the condition. In my experience, they likely do but people don’t think to speak about it and so they’re not aware.
However, connecting with a support group is another option to finding others who understand.
Continue reading “Why an Online Thyroid Support Group Could Help You”
The Invisible Hypothyroidism is very pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring an event in Aid of Mind, the Mental Health charity, next month.
Continue reading “The Invisible Hypothyroidism is Sponsoring a Mind Event”
BearHugs are a company I’ve been aware of for a few years now. I discovered this personalised gift box company when searching for something to send to a friend in need of a pick me up. And we’ve partnered up.
Continue reading “BearHugs Care Boxes”
I’ve been writing for a few different websites lately and wanted to share a post I wrote for InvisiblyME, called Happiness Isn’t a Destination.
It’s an expansion on topics I’ve discussed before – the elusive nature of happiness, the rat race and the need to redefine our own version of what happiness means for us individually.
I was delighted to put together the post for such a brilliant blog and I hope you enjoy the collaboration.
You can head on over to InvisiblyME’s website to read it, by following this link: 🙂
Does anyone else get reminded by Facebook’s ‘on this day’ feature, of how ill they looked before realising how ill they really were with Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s?
Continue reading “When Old Photos Show How Ill You Really Were”
This is a guest post, written by thyroid patient Hedi. Hedi promotes body positivity and, like myself, feels that this is incredibly important to share among fellow hypothyroid patients struggling with changes to their weight.
Written by Hedi, Thyroid Patient.
Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: Why You Shouldn’t Focus on Your Weight”
This is something I have to remind myself of from time to time. Continue reading “You Are Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”
Hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Anxiety Disorder. Adrenal Fatigue. Depression. All conditions I currently have or, in the case of depression, have had at previous times in my life (depression comes in and out of my life as it pleases).
People tell me however, not to let these conditions, physical and mental, define me.
But why? They do define part of who I am and what my life has become and I’m OK with that.
Continue reading “Why I Don’t Mind Being Defined by Thyroid Disease”