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”
Weight gain and fluctuations are a very common symptom of an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. However, many patients taking to dieting, i.e. cutting out calories or certain food groups in an attempt to shift pounds, are likely making their hypothyroidism worse. Continue reading “Is Dieting Making You More Hypothyroid?”
If only gluten free doughnuts were easier to find… Continue reading “Doughnuts Over Diets!”
I’m ready to begin my journey of body posivity. For a while now, I’ve been following an Instragammer called @BodyPosiPanda who inspires me to make peace with my body, rather than waste any more of my time and energy pulling it apart in the mirror every day.
Continue reading “Beginning a Journey To Body Positivity”
Dear hypothyroid patient,
Through having an underactive thyroid/hypothyroidism, you will feel lost, frustrated and lonely. At times, you will feel fed up.
You will also become stronger, more independent and protective of your health. Continue reading “An Open Letter: “Dear Hypothyroid Patient””
It’s a question that’s been asked many times on my Facebook group:
What happens if you stop taking your thyroid medication?
For one reason or another, you might be wondering if you can get by without it. Perhaps you don’t feel any better on it, perhaps you feel worse or it gives you some side effects. It could be expensive for you to maintain or you might not be keen on taking any pills for whatever reason.
This ‘open letter’ has been inspired by the large amount of thyroid patients who are told by doctors that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’, dismissed and made to feel like hypochondriacs. I experienced this myself, and on such a day, I came home, ordered the new thyroid medicine I wanted to try and set up this blog. Continue reading “An Open Letter: “Dear Doctor, It’s Not All in My Head””
Weight gain. It’s the first symptom people who don’t have hypothyroidism, think of when they hear the term ‘thyroid problem’. For some patients, it can be one of the most upsetting symptoms and side effects of poor thyroid function and/or medication.
Thyroid disease is often used as a joke or a scapegoat for weight gain. People throw it around, and as such, it’s not taken very seriously.
Many people think it’s just an excuse for being overweight.
But weight gain is a legitimate symptom of an underactive thyroid/hypothyroidism, along with many others. Continue reading “How I Lost The Weight I Gained From Hypothyroidism”
I have hypothyroidism.
An underactive thyroid.
Whatever you prefer to call it.
And those who don’t know what it is can often make assumptions about it, so let me clear a few things up!
Continue reading “11 Things People Get Wrong About Me Having Hypothyroidism”