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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What You Need To Know About Doing Thyroid Blood Tests

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”

Series: New Meds. Entry 8: One Year into NDT

15th December 2015. That’s going to be a date that sticks in my mind forever. 

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On this date, I began my journey with natural desiccated thyroid.

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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”

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”

If NDT Is Good Enough for a Former First Lady, Surely It’s Good Enough for Me?

Yes, Hilary Clinton has an underactive thyroid. Yes, she takes Armour, a brand of NDT for it.  Continue reading “If NDT Is Good Enough for a Former First Lady, Surely It’s Good Enough for Me?”

Series: My Acne. Entry 3: One Month into Going Gluten Free (Again!)

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!)”

Series: My AF. Entry 9: Confirming My Oestrogen Dominance and an Update on My Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid (9.5 months on NDT)

In my latest posts (An Update on My Adrenal FatigueAn Update on My Bad SkinMy List and I’m Not Feeling Tuesday), I’ve touched on my suspicion of having a sex hormone imbalance. Namely, low progesterone – also called Oestrogen Dominance.

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How I Lost The Weight I Gained From an Underactive Thyroid

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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”