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!
Continue reading “Traveling Tips When You Have Hypothyroidism”
Common questions about thyroid blood tests include: Do I take my thyroid medication as normal before the blood draw? How often should it be done? Do I need to fast? Does it need to be in the morning? Can it be done in the afternoon? Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Doing Thyroid Blood Tests”
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”
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?
Here’s some ideas: Continue reading “Hypothyroid Patient Checklist”
So I went gluten free on 12th September, meaning it’s been a month now, and I’m already seeing some positive changes. Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 3: One Month into Going Gluten Free (Again!)”
I went to Berlin last week, for a few days.
Continue reading “My Trip To Berlin”
Weight gain. It’s the first symptom people who don’t have hypothyroidism, think of when they hear the term ‘thyroid problem’. It’s often one of the most upsetting symptoms and side effects of poor thyroid function and/or medication, that thyroid patients put up with.
Thyroid disease is often used as a joke or a scapegoat for weight gain. People throw it around, and as such, it’s not taken very seriously.
Many people think it’s just an excuse for being overweight.
But weight gain is a legitimate symptom of an underactive thyroid, along with many others. Continue reading “How I Lost The Weight I Gained From an Underactive Thyroid”