The Issue of Fertility with Hypothyroidism

Thyroid function and fertility are closely linked. Abnormal thyroid levels can lead to miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, anaemia, stillbirth and the baby developing congenital hypothyroidism itself, yet many doctors don’t think to check thyroid hormone levels.  Continue reading “The Issue of Fertility with Hypothyroidism”

What Happens If You Stop Taking Your Thyroid Medication

It’s a question that’s been asked many times on my Facebook group:

What happens if you stop taking your thyroid medication?

For one reason or another, you might be wondering if you can get by without it. Perhaps you don’t feel any better on it, perhaps you feel worse or it gives you some side effects. It could be expensive for you to maintain or you might not be keen on taking any pills for whatever reason.

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Hypothyroid Patient Checklist

On thyroid medication and still feel rubbish? Wondering if there’s anything else you should try/investigate to see if it would help how you feel? 

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Here’s some ideas: Continue reading “Hypothyroid Patient Checklist”

Other Conditions Hypothyroidism Can Cause

An untreated thyroid problem such as not adequately treated hypothyroidism (common for those on T4-only medication, Levothyroxine and Synthroid and not feeling better, unfortunately), can lead to a number of health problems. Understanding your symptoms of hypothyroidism and having regular tests to monitor it, will help to prevent any complications. I’m going to explore some known complications below.

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An Open Letter to Friends, Family, Work Colleagues and Doctors of Those with an Underactive Thyroid/Hypothyroidism

Hello friend, family member, work colleague or doctor of someone who lives with an underactive thyroid. You know someone very brave, very strong, battling a difficult disease called hypothyroidism.

If you’re not a medical professional, you’re probably wondering what exactly an underactive thyroid is or what it does to someone who lives with it, so I’ll do my best to explain it as simply as possible.

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