Originally published on 28th March 2017
Last updated on 16th October 2020
TW: Mental Health, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
Please note that I wrote this article when I was still quite unwell with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. I’m since doing a lot better and my quality of life has improved hugely, but I know many others will still relate to this article as they go through the ups and downs of living with thyroid disease.
I talk about how I learnt to accept my life with the thyroid disease diagnosis and how I improved my health, towards the end of the article.
Some may think this article ‘wallows’, ‘moans’ or focuses on the negatives, but I was in a dark place mentally, depressed and at points, suicidal. It is important to recognise all feelings and states. Everyone’s journey is different yet valid. It is a reflection of where I was at the time of writing.
My Life Before The Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Diagnosis
Before twenty, the age at which I started experiencing thyroid symptoms that really interfered with my life and became a problem, I was an incredibly busy, active and driven person. Continue reading “Grieving For Who You Were Before You Had Hypothyroidism”