Series: GU. Entry: 2. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health

It’s been almost three months since my last general update but it feels like just a month in my time. It’s been a very up and down time indeed. 

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When Our Posting On Social Media Annoys Other People

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat… There’s a new popular social media site every year, it seems. People use them to share life updates with friends and family, to discuss the shows they’re watching, watch funny videos and read articles. Different people use these sites differently. Maybe you only post every now and then or it’s possible you post every day. Do you use it to share happy news and positive posts or possibly to vent about your crap day or seek comfort and help from others? Maybe you do both. Either way, it’s up to you how you use your account.

But who hasn’t shared something that’s irritated someone else? A status that someone has deemed ‘sharing too much’, a political post, ‘yet another moany post’ or even ‘another selfie’. The chances are, at some point, we’ve all shared or posted something online that another social media user has complained about, whether to our faces or not. Perhaps they responded with an ironic, hypocritical post, moaning about the people who moan online.

So where does this tie in with those of us who live with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and all the other related health conditions? Continue reading “When Our Posting On Social Media Annoys Other People”

Difficult Mornings with Hypothyroidism

Today was a difficult morning. It’s not unusual – most mornings with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue are difficult. I almost didn’t get out of bed due to being very fatigued and in muscle pain because I visited family yesterday for a cup of tea and then stayed up until 11pm. It’s crazy that we ‘pay’ for doing something so minor to others.

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Mental Illness Isn’t Black and White

Mental illness isn’t black and white. Sometimes we know what’s led to it, what has flared it up and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere, sometimes we see it coming. It can be a chemical imbalance, a hormonal imbalance or even situational. But it’s never straightforward.

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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”

Ways You Can Practise Self-care

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself?

Practising self care is crucial for everyone, but more so if you live with chronic and/or mental illness. Finding time to look after you and nourish your body and mind is important and doing so regularly will hopefully help you to manage any physical or mental health conditions. Scheduling even one or two evenings a week where you do some of these activities will help.

So, here are some simple things you can do to practise self care.  Continue reading “Ways You Can Practise Self-care”

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”

4 Things Every Person with a Hypothyroid Friend Should Be Aware Of

Living with hypothyroidism can take over our lives at times. Some of us get better rather quickly with treatment, whereas others can take months or even years to start feeling better. Treatment is very much individual.

For many of us, it changes our lives. Sometimes temporarily but for many, permanently, whether in many, major ways or a few, small ways.

So, to those of you who have a friend or family member with hypothyroidism, I imagine it can be frustrating having your once very reliable and sociable friend, now not-so reliable, not-so available and not-so sociable.

As you read this brief list, I ask that you remember that the person you know with hypothyroidism did not ask for this disease, and they are just as gutted as you are, that they have it and it affects their life so much. If not more. It’s not their fault.

They never in a million years thought they would wake up one day too unwell to function like they used to, and have a battle in trying to return to as close to full health as they can. Which seems impossible most the time.

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

In the second part to my list of motivational, uplifting and inspiring songs, here’s the next ten songs I recommend hypothyroid patients give a listen to. Hope you like them!

Read the first part here

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

Living with a chronic illness such as hypothyroidism can be hard. Some days are better than others and some days seem impossible to get through.

I find music is the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, so I’m going to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise struggling. I hope you like them too!

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