I really value feedback from people who have found my site to be beneficial to them. You can see various pieces of feedback from email, Facebook and other channels, below. 

“If you are looking for friendly, down-to-earth, commentary and information on thyroid conditions, The Invisible Hypothyroidism is the place to go.” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism

“A blog with the most amount of information I’ve seen in one place about hypothyroidism! On researching the condition for this blog and trying to generally find information from a UK source, this site has been the best.” – Never Mind The Thyroid

“You have been more helpful and informative than any other website, page, blog, or anywhere online that I have found. Thank you so much!”

“I have your book at my bedside, its literally my thyroid bible. Thats why I always push people with hypothyroidism to buy your book or subscribe to your blog. I’ve even taken what I’ve learned from you and shared it with my endo, and he was so impressed! I told him I want to see a few copies in the waiting room!”

Rachel Eating Pho in Vietnam

“Thank you for your posts. So many others overwhelm and confuse me. Yours are somehow calming. They portray your steady persistence and humanness.”

“Such a wealth of wisdom, practical advice and resources to answer all your hypothyroidism questions. And all well laid out and so easy to find – most important for those of us with ever present brain fog when trying to negotiate being our own advocates at every GP visit. Thanks, The Invisible Hypothyroidism.”

“Rachel, the very bright young lady that has, I can honestly say, turned my life around after not being diagnosed with hypothyroidism for years. She is an advocate of self improvement which I have strived to do. I thank her every day (in my head) for her help. I am pretty certain that without her knowledge and inspiration to “push” for more help from the medical profession I would be bed bound by now.” 

“Congratulations and thank you for your helpful advocacy!”

“Thank you SO much for sharing your story!”

Rachel Standing in Front of Pink Flowering Tree

“You are truly inspirational and I was pleasantly surprised to notice that you are still so refreshingly young.  Well done on your tenacity and perseverance – you are making history!”

“Thank you for your wonderful blog. It’s a godsend to me.”

“I can’t tell you thank you enough!! The Invisible Hypothyroidism has helped me so much on my tiring thyroid journey.”

“Well done on getting your story out there! It’s great to know it’s resonating and people are listening! Very empowering!”

“Your blogs are what inspired me to take my health into my own hands. I learned all about hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s from your posts and your Facebook group. Thank you for all that you do!”

Rachel smiling and using the computer

“It’s nice to find someone willing to share and spread the word that we’re tired and cold but just not zombies yet ❤ keep on doing this! You’re amazing!”

“I recently subscribed to your newsletter and think it’s amazing. Keep up the great work!”

“It was amazing to listen to your interview today! My husband was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. We had never heard of it until then. Thank you for raising awareness.”

“Awesome work! And finally Hashimoto’s gets the deserved attention it needs.”

“Thanks for sharing your struggles with us so selflessly.”

Rachel Sat in Front of The Sea

“I was so chuffed driving home listening to your interview on the radio tonight. Thank you for raising awareness – most people have never even heard of thyroids, let alone all the associated disorders!”

“I’m just happy I found your support page for some help and guidance because you’re right, it’s a lonely illness.”

“Your patient and faithful work is very much appreciated.”

“I am so happy this disease is finally getting the awareness it deserves. Well done you!”

Rachel in Bruges

“I just read your blog and wanted to say how great it is! I just love what you’re doing. You must have helped a lot of people.”

“I have found your site to be a great source of help and information. Keep up the good work.”

“So after a rubbish sleep but still feeling shattered I read your blog Rachel which I have to say is brilliant. You should be really proud of yourself, you are helping so many people and it’s great. I don’t know where you find time to blog, it’s not something I could do and maintain but happy you have and I’ll continue to read it!”

“You are an amazing, strong, beautiful person and I’m sure you will make an impact on so many other people who are struggling! You are so wonderful and I’m really happy you’re getting better and you understand so many things about so many different issues… I think you really would make a brilliant spokesperson for hypothyroidism.”

Rachel at Bloggers Awards“You’re amazingly brave and admirable. You’ve taken something that could have been devastating and turned it in to a positive by helping other people.”

“I’ve been on NDT for 2 months. I am starting to feel myself again, I feel soooo much better. On a weekend I used to sit until dinner time waiting for my body to wake up and let me do things. I am now finding I’m cleaning the house, washing etc, and noticing things more as I’m not in cotton wool. The only time I feel I have this condition now is if I get stressed or take too much on. I’ve lost half a stone too as I started dieting alongside ndt. I couldn’t loose any weight before. I know I’m feeling much better as I hardly go on this site anymore where as before I was looking for help with my thyroid all the time. Some days now I’m nearly forgetting to take my tablet where as before I always remembered as I felt so poorly and wanted to get better. It’s all thanks to you. I am going to post more and see if I can help others like Rachel has. I honestly can’t thank you enough you have given me my life back.”

“Thank you Rachel, if it was not for your site I would not have got my blood test results from the GP and had a private blood test done. I have learnt a lot from this site in the last couple of weeks alone and hopefully, thankfully, I will have a healthier future.”

“Very helpful. I’ve learnt a lot. Doctors tell you nothing and fob you off. I have been hypothyroid for over 15 years.”

Rachel with the wind blowing her hair

“Thank you Rachel from the bottom of my heart for your sincere help and time devoted in helping me and others understand and cope the best with this illness. I have gained strength and willingness to move forward.”

“I would like to say “Thankyou” Rachel, I still struggle to understand the ins and outs of the condition, but you’ve prompted me to get a full panel blood check done, and also made me realise that other problems I have are linked to my UAT.”

“Just a quick word to thank you for your posts. As a thyroid patient, you may think that your question is silly, so don’t ask it, or you may think that your comment and input is insignificant so don’t comment. Neither is true . Every single question has answers that we all need to know and learn from and this site gives you those answers. This site re-assures us that we are not alone and helps us learn from like-minded thyroid ‘friends’ . Every little word on this blog shows us that we are understood, accepted and not nuts . THANK YOU.”

“Your knowledge of everything helps so much in mine and my children’s lives, thank you.”

Rachel Thinking as She Looks Out to a Lake

“This open letter you’ve wrote for us to share with family and friends has me in tears. You have written the letter I have had in my head for so many years. Thank you for that.”

“You are an amazing woman. Thank you for all you do for this community.”

“Thank you for sharing! So much describes how I feel and its nice to know its not just me. It’s hard to explain my tiredness to my husband. It can come across as lazy but I have no energy after I get home from work! I never realized all the symptoms. It can explain my muscle cramps, tingling I get in my arms and legs and so much more!”

“Excellent read thank you for all your hard work, very impressive.”

Rachel Smiling at The Camera

“You have been a life saver for many. I highly appreciate your knowledge and advice.”

“I found your blog; it is incredible! What a wonderful thing you do / have done by collecting all this info & sharing your journey. What an encouragement for women battling the same. The praise is well deserved. I can only imagine how hard things are and have been for you and you turning it around into something so positive, lovely and dynamic is praiseworthy.”

“Your blogs are very informative and interesting.”

“I have learnt so much from you, thank you.”

“Thank you Rachel I’ve learned more from you since I joined this site which is very informative. I think some GP’s should join they might learn a lot. I’ve been underactive for more than 40 years and never received proper information from any GP.”

Rachel Hill

“Before I joined this site I had many conflicting views on other sites I was on. They weren’t helping me. Since reading here I have learnt a lot about implications of adrenal glands effecting your thyroid etc. I heard about stop the thyroid madness from you. So from reading other people’s stories etc and through your guidance, it encouraged me to research more and learn more about thyroid issues. Best UAT site around in my opinion.”

“Just want to give a shout out to Rachel.. Without all the information and knowledge I’ve learnt from you I definitely would of given up and most likely still be suffering a lot of symptoms. This page is an excellent source of information and support. I’m sure there will still be many battles ahead! But to be informed is to be armed… Here’s hoping you all win your personal battles.”

“A HUGE thank you, Rachel!! I just came from my endo appointment and he said exactly what you had already suggested and explained to me this morning on here! I am hypothyroid, secondary hypothyroid, due to my pituitary gland not working properly. This too is why I am secondary adrenal insufficient. I can’t thank you enough, Rachel. I walked into this appointment prepared, all thanks to your help!”

 “Rachel, I just want to send my heartfelt thanks to you. If it wasn’t for this site I would have went to dr and just accepted what they said and been left a mystery as to what was wrong with me. I know you’re busy everyday, so for you to always be there and acknowledge our pleas is amazing. Knowing you find time to do this and help all of us. I wish I could hug you! Thank you so much for your selfless acts. And thanks to everyone here that tells their story so we know we aren’t crazy and we aren’t suffering alone. I may seem a bit over the top. But I really appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. Rachel just know you are helping so many people. I didn’t realize how important this site would be to me. But I truly believe you have saved my life in more ways than one.
Rachel at The Top of a Tower She Climbed in Bruges