Originally published on 27th July 2016Last updated on 18th July 2019
A part of having a thyroid condition (such as Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism) that is often overlooked, is the way that it can affect our work life.
I’ve covered many times, the ways in which hypothyroidism devastates many lives, taking control of many aspects and creating real challenges for those affected, and often, their family too. In this post, I’m going to focus on work.
A loss of libido or sex drive when you have hypothyroidism (also often called an underactive thyroid), isn’t uncommon. But how do you stay intimate with a lack of sex? Or how do you navigate getting through this tricky time?
Sex isn’t the be all and end all but it does often form an intimate and important part of our romantic relationships. I hear from many of you whose relationships have been affected by this annoying thyroid symptom.
Written by Adam Gask, partner of nine years to someone with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.
This ‘thyroid book’ is quite unique in that the first half contains information on thyroid disease and diet guidance in terms of how to eat healthily and support your thyroid health. The second half contains a real mix of recipes to put this information in to practise.
Those of us with thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s are especially warned about fad diets and intermittent fasting. There is definitely some mixed information out there about whether they can help us or even make things worse.
Jeanna has Hashimoto’s and wanted to share her shocking experience and reality of what intermittent fasting and fad diets did to her health. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that everyone will have the same experience (many people find success with various diets), but she felt it was important for others to be aware of certain dangers.
Originally published on 12th May 2016Last updated on 12th July 2019
I refer to days when my hypothyroid/Hashimoto’ssymptoms are particularly bad as a ‘bad thyroid day’. Also called ‘flare ups’, I’ve had these days when my thyroid condition hasn’t been under control and when it has. My Hashimoto’s is currently in remission, even.
Even now, with optimal TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 levels, as well as low thyroid antibody levels, I can still have flare ups from time to time.
I know you’ve only just been diagnosed with a thyroid condition and it all seems scary and overwhelming right now, but you’ll get it figured out with some time and start feeling back on top of things again. Feel reassured about that.
The first medication you try, Levothyroxine, won’t work for you and you’ll feel confused and doomed to feeling unwell forever, but know that you do eventually start a new type of medication (NDT) and do much better on it. This will be just one trial and error that you go through!
Being a thyroid patient won’t be easy on you and you’ll learn to fight for your health in more ways than one over the next few years, but it will develop you as a person, in ways that you never knew existed. You will mature, become fierce and protective over your health and you will learn what the term ‘to advocate for your own health’ really means. Continue reading “A Letter to Newly Diagnosed Me”→