Catching an Illness When You Already Have Hypothyroidism

When the average person gets ill – catches a cold,  a sickness bug, virus etc. – it can feel rubbish enough. Having to take a day or two off work, cancel plans with friends or family and put up with a messy house is all part and parcel of being ill. Everyone gets ill from time to time, even those with the best immune system.

But what is it like for those of us who already live with a chronic illness?  Continue reading “Catching an Illness When You Already Have Hypothyroidism”

Series: GU. Entry: 1. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health

I’ve been avoiding writing this blog entry for a while because I don’t like admitting defeat or feeling like I’ve failed. And I do feel like I’ve failed today.

It’s been over two months since I did a general update on my health and to be honest, it’s long overdue.  Continue reading “Series: GU. Entry: 1. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health”

I Did the Colour Rush to Raise Money for Thyroid UK

On Sunday just gone, I completed The Colour Rush course in aid of Thyroid UK

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Today I Admitted That Something Needs to Change

I need to learn to accept that I’ll never be a ‘regular person’. I’ll have ups and down with my health but I’ll never be superwoman. Life will be a struggle.  Continue reading “Today I Admitted That Something Needs to Change”

How I Did on My Trip to Morocco

From 1st to 8th June I was on holiday in Morocco, which was a much needed break. Unfortunately, it included both ups and downs for my health, which I’ll be covering in this blog.

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Traveling Tips When You Have Hypothyroidism

Travelling with a chronic illness can seem daunting. Especially if you also have specific dietary requirements and/or your medication isn’t conventional. 

So I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt since having hypothyroidism and travelling around the world. 

I wrote this post back in November last year, but scheduled it to post this summer in preparation for all of you going on your hols!

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Untreated ‘Borderline Hypothyroidism’ Leaves Many Thyroid Patients Unwell

I hate the term ‘borderline hypothyroid’ or ‘subclinical hypothyroidism’. It leaves many people undiagnosed and ill. Many just get worse and worse with time. 

The photo on the left below is from two years ago today when I was incredibly ill from ‘only borderline hypothyroidism’, as the doctor kept telling me. You can clearly see that I was not well.
They refused to treat me for my failing thyroid gland, being destroyed by my own immune system and dismissed my concerns of feeling overwhelmingly fatigued, weak and unfit. At the end of the day on which this photo was taken, after walking around Edinburgh, I collapsed at the hotel, passing out from pure exhaustion. It took a good hour or so for me to come back around. It was very scary.
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One Month to Go Until The Colour Rush for Thyroid UK

The countdown is on! One month yesterday, I will have done the Colour Rush 5k course, with a group of friends, in order to raise money for Thyroid UK.

I’m a little nervous about it as my health is very up and down at the minute, but I will complete it.  Continue reading “One Month to Go Until The Colour Rush for Thyroid UK”

Series: My AF. Entry 12: An Update on My Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid, Sex Hormones and Gastritis

A lot has happened in the past month since my last general update blog, so thought it was time for another!

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