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I was featured on episode 39 of the Uninvisible Pod podcast and the episode is now live.
Recorded back in May 2019, I speak about the build up to my eventual diagnosis of autoimmune hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s), how I was so unwell that I was bed-bound and unable to work at one point and of course how I resolved this and got my health back to a good place.
A big part of this (and something we talk about on the podcast 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.
Lauren, the podcast host, also has hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, so we talk about how to become your own thyroid advocate, the difference in testing and treatment between the US and UK and more. We also talk about my upcoming new book You, Me and Hypothyroidism.
Catch it here, at an hour long. I do apologise for the audio cutting out here and there – as I’m in the UK and Lauren is in the US, signal does drop from time to time!
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 writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate” and “You, Me and Hypothyroidism”.