Living with a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s, can be really challenging. The amount to which people with these conditions are affected can differ hugely, and whereas some may feel that they’re able to go about their day to day lives mostly unaffected by the disease, for others this isn’t the case.
Thyroid conditions can be frustrating and lonely to live with, therefore many patients find that they require support. Support can come in various forms, from needing someone to vent to, discussing ideas/interventions or changes for what may help and even sharing personal experiences to gain insight. They can all support the wellbeing of a thyroid patient.
Although support can be found in those around us, I hear from many thyroid patients who feel that friends, family, work colleagues and even their doctor just don’t understand what it is they go through. This is where talking to people going through the same condition, diagnosis, treatment and struggles can help.
Even though it is estimated that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease, including 1 in 20 people in the UK and more than 12% of the U.S. population, many thyroid patients say they don’t know anyone else in their lives with the condition. In my experience, they likely do but people don’t think to speak about it and so they’re not aware.
However, connecting with a support group is another option to finding others who understand.
Continue reading “Why an Online Thyroid Support Group Could Help You”
The Invisible Hypothyroidism is very pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring an event in Aid of Mind, the Mental Health charity, next month.
Continue reading “The Invisible Hypothyroidism is Sponsoring a Mind Event”
As I’ve discussed in a previous post, Leaky Gut and more specifically, Candida (yeast overgrowth) is very common in thyroid patients. Particularly those of us with autoimmune hypothyroidism (which is around 90%).
I thought for a long while that once I reached my optimal dosage on thyroid medication, with test results to match, that I would return to the level of health and fitness I had before. But, I didn’t. Even with optimal levels, I still had ongoing fatigue, poor stamina, cystic acne and irregular periods, which suggested that I needed to look at other issues and imbalances within my body.
And this other major issue was Leaky Gut, in the form of too much yeast.
Continue reading “What is The Candida Diet?”
The National Academy of Hypothyroidism asked me to write a piece for their blog on how I manage working with hypothyroidism. Continue reading “How I Manage Working With Hypothyroidism”
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”
BearHugs are a company I’ve been aware of for a few years now. I discovered this personalised gift box company when searching for something to send to a friend in need of a pick me up. And we’ve partnered up.
Continue reading “BearHugs Care Boxes”
Does anyone else get reminded by Facebook’s ‘on this day’ feature, of how ill they looked before realising how ill they really were with Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s?
Continue reading “When Old Photos Show How Ill You Really Were”
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”