‘The Flare Up’, a Poem by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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This is just something I quickly wrote as I struggled with the latest flare up of Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and everything else. 

The Flare Up

My body is exhausted,
My body is tired out,
My body is on fire,
And I cannot put it out.

My body is being weighed down,
My body has been buried alive,
My body is buried in sand,
And I’m panicking, I can’t lie.

My body isn’t responding,
My body won’t follow my brain,
My body won’t let my legs move,
As I try to force them through the pain.

My body is slowing down,
My brain can’t think clearly,
My eyes are too heavy to lift,
Switching between panic and despair quickly.

My body is more than exhausted,
My body is fighting itself,
My body is heavy and slow,
As it impacts my mental health.

My body at times feels unfair,
My body doesn’t give me reasons,
My body doesn’t listen to my pleas,
And I feel like I’m losing.

My body has me in a prison,
Physically I’m bound,
But mentally it taunts me too,
As I wait to win this round.

I try to explain it to others,
But words can only do so much,
In reality this experience of mine,
Is indescribable, a bust.

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Please remember that if you’re a thyroid patient living with poor mental health or lingering physical symptoms, that you don’t have to live this way. To address why you may still be feeling unwell (often despite being on thyroid medication too), please see this article and go through each suggestion, putting your thyroid jigsaw back together.

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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