I Tried a Wake-Up Light to See If It Helped Me with Fatigue on Early Mornings

Since having thyroid and adrenal problems, I’ve found mornings to be the hardest time of day by far. They’re indescribably difficult, although they never used to be, pre-chronic illness days. I was one of those weird kids (and teenagers) who woke up early on weekends and jumped out of bed with energy. I could get going early in the morning without much of an issue, but these days, I wake up feeling low in mood, groggy, foggy-headed, nauseas and generally just bleh. 

So for a while now, I’ve wanted to try a ‘wake-up lamp’ to see if it helps with this. What the hell is a wake-up lamp? you ask. Well.

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Top 6 Pieces of Advice I’d Give to a Patient Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism

I’ve been writing for quite a few different sources and websites lately and wanted to share my piece for Thyroid Central, entitled Top 6 Pieces of Advice I’d Give to a Patient Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.

I was delighted to put together a post for a great and up and coming source of thyroid information, and now you’re all able to see it. 🙂 I’ve covered many of the crucial points I believe everyone should know.

You can head on over to Thyroid Central’s website to read it, by following this link: https://www.thyroidcentral.com/top-6-pieces-of-advice-id-give-to-a-patient-newly-diagnosed-with-hypothyroidism/

General Update #20

It’s been over four months since I last checked in with you on how I’ve been doing with my thyroid health, adrenal health, sex hormones and even mental health, so this one is going to a bit of a long one.

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I Was Interviewed by the BBC About Gigi Hadid but Here’s What We Need to Remember

Today has been a bit manic; waking up late morning due to my current Hashimoto’s flare up, I answered a call from the BBC, wanting to interview me on living with Hashimoto’s. Last night, model Gigi Hadid responded to negative comments concerning her weight fluctuations, which she explained are due to her thyroid condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (and I’m assuming hypothyroidism). 

 

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The Honest Confessions of a Hypothyroid Patient’s Spouse

What is it like living with a hypothyroid partner? What can they do to help?

My fiance and other half of almost eight and a half years wrote this blog after a particularly hard day of trying to support me through my physical and mental health struggles. It’s honest and raw. I hope not only fellow thyroid warriors but also their other halves and friends and family will find this insightful.

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My Video for Health Stories Project

Health Stories Project is a website and community created to give people opportunities to share their personal health experiences and to learn from the experiences of others. You can discover the stories of people facing health challenges similar to your own and connect with a community of people who care, on Health Stories Project’s site.

When they reached out to me to ask if I would film a short video for a piece they needed on hypothyroidism,  of course said yes. They asked me a few questions about my own diagnosis and why I advocate for thyroid disease patients. Continue reading “My Video for Health Stories Project”

When I Worry That Uber Drivers Think I’m Rude

I’ve written a new exclusive piece for The Mighty, about my anxiety when using Uber or other cab services when unwell.

You can head on over to The Mighty to read it, by following this link: https://themighty.com/2018/01/uber-rude-passenger-anxiety-migraine/

My Motivational, Uplifting and Inspiring Songs For Hypothyroid Patients: Part Three

I posted my selection of twenty songs that motivate, inspire or uplift me on hard days with hypothyroidism, back at the beginning of the year over two separate blogs. You can see part one here and part two here

And now I’ve got part three for you. 

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Leaky Gut, Candida and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism

As well as getting the correct type of thyroid medication for you and the optimal dosage, it’s also important to address other factors that can be contributing to you feeling unwell. Even on thyroid medication and at an optimal dosage.

I thought for a long while that once I reached my optimal dosage on NDT, with lab results to match, that I would return to the level of health and fitness that I had before. But, I didn’t. Even with optimal levels, I still had ongoing fatigue, poor stamina, cystic acne, irregular periods etc. which suggested that I needed to look at other issues and imbalances within my body.  

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My Trip to Frankfurt

Last month, I went to Frankfurt for four days to visit the famous Christmas Market. It was a trip I’d wanted to do for a few years – hearing great things about the huge festivities they have there. But with my health, and especially how I’d done on the holiday to Morocco in the summer, I was understandably a bit concerned about how I’d do on this trip, especially as it was going to be cold and on the warmer holiday, I still experienced ill health.

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