Click here to listen to a reading of this blog:
I was interviewed by Thyroid Refresh for Thyroid Refresh TV, their video podcast series and the episode is now live.
Recorded back in April 2019, I speak about how to become your own thyroid advocate, what tests we need and the levels to aim for, the difference in medication and testing in the US and UK and how I went from being bed-bound and almost disabled with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, to thriving in life again and more.
A big part of this (and something we talk about on the episode) was changing my thyroid medication from Levothyroxine to NDT, and I discuss how I unfortunately had to self-source this to begin with, but since recording this podcast, I am now thankfully prescribed it by a private doctor.
Catch it here, at fifty minutes long.
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a board member for The American College of Thyroidology and The WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and many more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. She has authored two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.