How Your Thyroid Can Cause Period Problems

Along with many of the other symptoms of hypothyroidism, menstrual issues is a common one. Thyroid hormone is needed for pretty much every function and cell in the body so when you’re hypothyroid, many processes — including your menstrual cycle — can be affected. 

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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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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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Series: My Acne. Entry 5: A New Year Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance

It’s now been four and a half months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin is only improving.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 5: A New Year Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance”

Series: My Acne. Entry 4: An Update on: Gluten, Acne, Sex Hormones and My Thyroid and Adrenals

I’m now two and a half months in to being gluten free (again!) and after a few requests, thought I’d do an update on how I’m doing.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 4: An Update on: Gluten, Acne, Sex Hormones and My Thyroid and Adrenals”

Series: My Acne. Entry 2: An Update on My Bad Skin. Ahem.. My VERY Bad Skin

Last week, I briefly wrote about my distress over my worsening skin on my face, neck, chest and back. My current thoughts are that it’s being caused by low progesterone. I also have really bad PMT and irregular periods.

My acne before going to the doctor.

I went to the GP who agreed that it looks like a sex hormone issue, but wanted me to have a pelvic ultrasound scan (to check for cysts and whatnot) and try some cystic acne cream (Epiduo) before actually testing my Eostrogen and Progesterone levels. I was really frustrated but thought fine, play the game. Try the cream, have the scan, then hopefully he’ll test my levels. The above photos show what it was like before going to the doctor.

I’ve been using the cream from the doctor for five days, applying it at night and washing it off in the morning, and it’s only made my skin worse.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 2: An Update on My Bad Skin. Ahem.. My VERY Bad Skin”

Series: My AF. Entry 8: An Update on My Adrenal Fatigue and Underactive Thyroid (8 months on NDT)

Well, I thought an update on my general thyroid and related health was needed! 

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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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