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What You Don’t Realise When I’m at Home with a Thyroid Flare Up

Originally published on 24th January 2017
Last updated on 20th March 2019

These days, I don’t often take time off work or cancel plans due to my hypothyroidism. But every now and then, I may need to due to a flare up. In fact, before I was properly medicated for it, I needed a lot of time off work

There are some things a lot of people don’t realise about me taking days off for autoimmune thyroid disease. Sure, I’m not coughing, being sick or have diarrhoea. But I am unwell and I need to be at home. So trust my judgement.  Continue reading “What You Don’t Realise When I’m at Home with a Thyroid Flare Up”

Are Thyroid Patients More Prone to Getting Sick?

Does having an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism reduce your immune function? In other words – do we get sick more easily than others?

Let’s look at why this may be so and what we can do to try and prevent getting sick so often.

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Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Stopped Me Enjoying My Teen Years

When thyroid patient Kelsey shared her experiences of being a teenager with hypothyroidism on my Instagram page, I knew it would resonate with others. I asked if she would like to guest blog for me and share more about this. 

Written by Kelsey B, Thyroid Patient 

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10 Things I Would Tell a Friend Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 12th July 2016
Last updated on 13th March 2019

Having been through the ups and downs of having hypothyroidism, I now feel comfortable talking about many aspects of it.

When people join my Facebook group and ask all the usual questions after diagnosis, I first send them the link to this page, which is full of lots of FAQs and answers, but I also tell them the essential things to know, below. 

I hope this helps those of you who are just diagnosed. Please pass it on to friends and family who become diagnosed, so we can continue to help each other.

I have also written my first book that is aimed at those newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism or just beginning to learn about it. You can find it on Amazon.

Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate Book

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A Review of: The Thyroid Multivitamin ThyroSynergy®

THIS POST HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY ThyroSynergy®. ALTHOUGH AS ALWAYS, ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

I get asked often if I recommend any particular multivitamin for thyroid patients. I always say that as each of us are so different and in fact unique beings, needs differ from person to person and as such, I couldn’t recommend the same one for everyone. 

However, I do think it is important to demonstrate the options available if you are considering a multivitamin for thyroid health and so I agreed to trial and review ThyroSynergy®.  Continue reading “A Review of: The Thyroid Multivitamin ThyroSynergy®”

Interview with The Butterfly Effect Blog

Victoria over at The Butterfly Effect Blog interviewed me on my own experiences as a thyroid patient, self-sourcing my thyroid medication, getting my Hashimoto’s in to remission, forming my blog, writing a book and more. Continue reading “Interview with The Butterfly Effect Blog”

5 Ways To Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived

Originally published on 5th July 2016
Last updated on 12th March 2019

What can we do to change how hypothyroidism is perceived? 

Isn’t that a question. I’ve made it no secret that as hypothyroid patients, we often feel put down, not listened to and belittled.

So what can we do to change that? Continue reading “5 Ways To Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived”

What Caused My Underactive Thyroid?

Originally published on 2nd August 2016
Last updated on 12th March 2019

A lot thyroid advocates promote finding out what caused your underactive thyroid or Hypothyroidism to occur i.e. what triggered our Hashimoto’s (if it’s autoimmune), in order to set it in to remission and recover. 

Now, I’m convinced that my hypothyroidism is too far gone to completely reverse and come off of thyroid medication, plus, I think it’s more positive to focus on the present and future, and not dwell on the past. However, it’s still interesting and helpful to try and figure out what lead to my development of hypothyroidism, so that I know better for the future, can advise others and learn by my mistakes.

And understanding how my Hashimoto’s was triggered has been helpful in me also getting it in to remission.

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10 Items for a Thyroid Patient Care Package

A care package is a box of items that bring comfort, joy and possibly even help to a loved one. 

Care packages can be sent when someone is feeling down, unwell or ‘just because’. There doesn’t even need to be a reason.

For those living with a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s, the below items can make up a care package that can be given in person or even sent in the post, to let someone know you’re thinking of them and want to do something to show you care.  Continue reading “10 Items for a Thyroid Patient Care Package”

Hypothyroid Patient Checklist

Originally published on 15th November 2016
Last updated on 11th March 2019

On thyroid medication and still feel rubbish? Wondering if there’s anything else you should try/investigate to see if it would help how you feel? 

For many of us, it’s like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. These could be the other pieces to yours.

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