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How I Needed a Different Thyroid Medication to Get My Life Back

Fellow UK thyroid patient and advocate, Paul Robinson, had me guest blog on his website Recovering with T3. 

I speak about my own journey with first signs of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, eventual diagnosis and then issues with getting properly treated.  Continue reading “How I Needed a Different Thyroid Medication to Get My Life Back”

Book Review: What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease by Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU, and Allison Futterman

Dr. Henderson and thyroid patient Allison Futterman’s book, What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease, is vastly different to other thyroid books I have read, in the way that it is extremely comprehensive and aligning with my own views of each thyroid patient being individual, therefore requiring an individual approach. 

Dr. Henderson goes through the fundamentals of hypothyroidism, with the patient insight and experiences provided alongside by Allison Futterman, a person living with Hashimoto’s

I’ll reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts. Continue reading “Book Review: What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease by Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU, and Allison Futterman”

Sources of Thyroid Information

Originally published on 5th December 2017
Last updated on 17th January 2019

The Invisible Hypothyroidism isn’t the only source of information out there, for thyroid patients. Heck, before I started this website I read up about my new diagnosis and what it meant, on what must have been hundreds of websites and articles.

However, filtering websites can be daunting, so I’ve summed up a list of places below. 

Do remember that you’ll find lots of information and resources in my book, too. 

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I Thought I Was Dying but I Just Needed a Different Thyroid Medication

Paul Robinson from Recovering with T3 is a fellow thyroid patient advocate and writer here in the UK, which is refreshing as I can’t say I come across many compared to how many US thyroid advocates there are.

Why is this relevant? It’s important that UK thyroid patients who are on the NHS here in the UK are advocated for and given a voice, and Paul does just that.

Unlike the thyroid patients who do well on standard T4-only medication such as Levothyroxine, Paul was one who did not – like myself. And he shares his journey with this below.

Written by Paul Robinson, thyroid patient, advocate, author and creator of Recovering with T3

Continue reading “I Thought I Was Dying but I Just Needed a Different Thyroid Medication”

The Most Surprising Thyroid Symptoms

After the success of past posts Thyroid Patients Explain What Thyroid Fatigue Really Feels Like and Thyroid Patients Explain The Devastating Effects on Their Mental Health, I thought it was time to put together another post in that format. 

I asked ‘What were your most surprising symptoms of hypothyroidism?’ in order to educate people on just how far reaching the condition is in affecting the body from head to toe. Continue reading “The Most Surprising Thyroid Symptoms”

Podcast on Autoimmune Hypothyroidism

I was featured on Episode 4 of Korus’ podcast yesterday, speaking about Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, my new book, support for the friends and family of thyroid patients and more. You can listen to it below or head to the website here

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Book Review: Tales From The Graves’ by Britney and Ray Robinson

I was lucky enough to win a copy of this ebook in a competition a few months ago. Whilst it is predominantly about Graves’ disease, the condition that leads to hyperthyroidism, it does touch on Hashimoto’s in places and I’m aware that some thyroid patients can have both conditions or antibodies for both. Also, some hypothyroid patients initially start out with Graves’ and/or hyperthyroidism, before becoming hypothyroid. 

Tales From The Graves’ contains anecdotes, stories and personal experiences from over 120 thyroid patients, alongside a beginner’s guide on what Graves’ is, the signs and symptoms and issues that many people with it face. 

I’ll reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.

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Introducing Thyroid30®, The Thyroid Wellness Game

This post has been sponsored by Thyroid refresh. Although as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

You may remember that back in October, I participated in the first cycle of Thyroid Refresh‘s 30-day wellness adventure that focuses on living a healthier thyroid lifestyle. Thyroid Refresh very kindly let me trial it for free. 

As we approach a new cycle of Thyroid30®, I’m going to review my experience of taking part in it myself, so that you can consider if it would also benefit you.

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Thyroid Awareness Month 2019

January is thyroid Awareness Month. A month dedicated to talking about thyroid disease – the conditions and symptoms, importance of diagnosis and treatment, but also the many issues we face as thyroid patients. Continue reading “Thyroid Awareness Month 2019”