This book has been sat in my Amazon wishlist since I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s three years ago now, but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to give it a read.
Not necessarily in my list to read because I was wanting to start a family, but rather because being a thyroid advocate means sucking up as much knowledge on the topic as possible in order to help others. And this includes pregnant thyroid patients.
This book is often referred to as a ‘bible’ for hypothyroid women wanting to start a family healthily and safely whilst also looking after their own health.
I’ll reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.
Continue reading “Book Review: Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease by Dana Trentini and Mary Shomon”
After getting married in Greece in May, I went to Asia for two weeks for my honeymoon. I wanted to blog about how I did managing my health in Vietnam and Thailand.
Continue reading “How I Did on My Trip To Thailand and Vietnam”
This is a guest post, written by thyroid patient Hedi. Hedi promotes body positivity and, like myself, feels that this is incredibly important to share among fellow hypothyroid patients struggling with changes to their weight.
Written by Hedi, Thyroid Patient.
Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: Why You Shouldn’t Focus on Your Weight”
You may have read my blog a couple of weeks ago about how I recently got married and I did this abroad in sunny Greece. We spent a week there, tying the knot towards the end of our trip and I wanted to cover how I coped managing my health on holiday, in a foreign country, with glutenous food and more.
Continue reading “How I Did on My Trip To Greece (And Getting Married!)”
This is something I have to remind myself of from time to time. Continue reading “You Are Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”
I have a more personal blog for you this week, which, for those of you who have followed me for a while, know I like to include as well as my more informational blogs and articles.
This one isn’t about me and my personal thyroid struggles though. This one is about Adam, my now husband. Continue reading “I Got Married”
Every year, the 25th May is recognised as World Thyroid Day. An international day for people to become more aware of what the thyroid gland is and why it’s so important.
It’s also a day to raise awareness of the conditions associated with it, such as hypothyroidism.
Continue reading “World Thyroid Day – 25th May 2018”
For most people, calling in sick to work isn’t a common occurrence. Though, for those of us with chronic illness, mental illness or even disabilities, needing to take time off of work can happen more often than we’d like. Please be aware that this is not a choice either. Continue reading “The Anxiety When Calling in Sick To Work”
Receiving a diagnosis for hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, Hashimoto’s, subclinical/borderline hypothyroidism or thyroid disease in the form of low thyroid, can create a whole mix of emotions.
As well as feeling relieved that you finally have an answer for why you’ve been feeling so unwell, patients often report that they feel impatient about waiting for their thyroid medication to ‘kick in’.
So, how long after starting thyroid hormone replacement medication, will it take for you to get back to how well you used to feel?
(For those of you reading this who have been on medication for a while and are shouting at the screen “Never!”, please read to the end of this article)
Continue reading “Starting Thyroid Medication: How Long Will It Take Me to Feel Well Again?”