Originally published on 5th March 2016 Last updated on 15th April 2019 Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid or thyroid disease, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. The five… More
Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce one or more of its hormones or not enough of them.
Many people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s worry about getting through a healthy pregnancy with their thyroid condition. I am often asked what I did to promote looking after both mine and my baby’s health during my… More
When I shared a photo of this book on Instagram, I received a surprising amount of interest from fellow people with hypothyroidism who also write – whether for a living or as a hobby –… More
Originally published on 16th June 2019 Last updated on 21st June 2020 To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day, I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to… More
I was listening to Jessie’s podcast, Chronically Healing, specifically the episode ‘Get Mad and Take Back Your Life’ which discussed Jessie’s experiences and frustrations surrounding her thyroid disease diagnosis and management and what made her… More
Originally published on 5th June 2018 Last updated on 30th May 2020 I hear from many thyroid patients who also experience migraines. Some frequent, some every now and then. But what’s the link?
Originally published on 11th March 2016 Last updated on 23rd May 2020 As a thyroid patient, the below blood tests are recommended to get the full picture of what’s going on. If you still have symptoms,… More
Originally published on 6th December 2016 Last updated on 3rd April 2020 Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just down to vanity, it also contributes to your identity and is yet another… More
I hear from many readers who are confused about the difference between hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. A lot are unsure of which they have, whether they have one or both and what difference it makes to… More
Originally published on 31st March 2018 Last updated on 22nd March 2020 To the mother with hypothyroidism this Mother’s Day, I know you feel tired, achy, at times frustrated and strained. You push yourself… More
Many of us with health conditions such as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid and/or Hashimoto’s, dream of becoming parents one day. I hear from other thyroid patients every day who are understandably worried or anxious about… More
Read My Second Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s blog here. Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions… More
Read My First Trimester: Pregnancy with NDT, Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s blog here. Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions… More
Many symptoms of hypothyroidism mimic the process of getting older. So could older members of our population be going undiagnosed with hypothyroidism due to signs and symptoms being put down to their age?
Originally published on 16th November 2018 Last updated on 14th January 2020 In the Facebook support group I created for thyroid patients, the question of whether we can claim financial support or government/state benefits crops… More
Originally published on 20th November 2018 Last updated on 7th January 2020 Thinning eyebrows, especially of the outer third which is commonly seen in thyroid patients, can be frustrating and distressing. Many people take to… More
Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (NDT – Armour) definitely presented some extra questions and challenges. I was very anxious about the prospect of a pregnancy… More
Originally published on 9th May 2017 Last updated on 5th December 2019 The topic of whether hypothyroidism can be ‘cured’ comes up a lot. Can Hypothyroidism Be Cured?
This time of year is known for being fun, enjoyable, a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family and take a break from work. However, once I developed autoimmune hypothyroidism, and during the… More