Receiving a Bear Hugs Gift Box

Bear Hugs is a company I’ve been aware of for a couple of years, when it was still fairly new and on etsy. I’ve sent countless Bear Hugs gift boxes to friends going through a tough spot, poor health or other stressful time and they always went down really well. I felt so glad when they text me, surprised and thankful for the gesture. I obviously saw what they looked like to receive on the Bear Hugs website as well as in the photos my friends took of them when they arrived, but I’d never received one myself or seen them in real life. Until recently.

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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”

Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism

Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just vanity, but it also contributes to your identity. I’m going to cover the many possible causes and treatments for hair loss.  Continue reading “Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism”

FOR SALE: Endocrine System

FOR SALE/FOR FREE:

Does anyone want an endocrine system?

Free to a good home, this endocrine system comes complete with thyroid and adrenal glands that need some TLC. They’re not perfect, heck, they’re expensive to maintain and are a pain in the arse. They’ll give you lots to keep you busy including having to research their problems often online and in books, buying lots of supplements and self-testing and come complete with a full set of symptoms including: fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, aches and pains and hormonal imbalances of every kind.

I don’t want any money for them necessarily as I’d just be happy to do a straight swap with someone who has a healthy endocrine system, or just get rid of them altogether. 

I’m also throwing in an autoimmune disease for free.

Contact me for details! 

My List

With all the stress I’m feeling lately, I’m struggling to cope with life in general. Everything feels too much to juggle. I feel like a monster with my bad attitude and overemotional tendencies and I hate who I am right now. It’s only making my situation worse of course.

More info here.

I generally feel stressed at the littlest thing, and I have a thousand thoughts constantly racing through my mind at once. Basically, I’m struggling to deal with stressors like the average person. I believe my sex hormone imbalance and high cortisol are at fault for this. Stressors are piling up on top of each other, causing my motivation and concentration to suffer severely. I’m also ratty, irritable, anxious and feeling on edge. I’m over-thinking everything, assuming everyone hates me (with me being this way, who wouldn’t?!) and I feel like I’ve gone through a whole personality change.

With that in mind, I’ve made myself a list. I think I’ll print it out and stick it up at home somewhere. It’s a list of things I need to remember sometimes. Continue reading “My List”

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”

I Survived London

I got up at 5am today. Yep, 5am. I had six hours sleep after a manic day yesterday, then got up early and made my way to London University, taking two trains to London St Pancras, then a tube and another train across London. I was going there to be an extra in a TV show for a band I’ve been obsessed with since 2009, when I was 16 years old, so I couldn’t miss the opportunity.  Continue reading “I Survived London”

Waking up Feeling More Tired or Not Refreshed

A common symptom that hypothyroid patients have is waking up not feeling refreshed, and, commonly, actually waking up feeling MORE tired than when they went to bed the night before.  12472613_10209427420069576_6738745950035368936_n

I experienced this and it baffled me. How does that make sense?! I got 10 hours sleep and still wake up feeling MORE tired than when I went to bed? 

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Why I Love Bubble Baths

Ahh, just thinking about a bubble bath right now is making me feel relaxed. They’re warm, they smell nice, they’re relaxing and leave us feeling clean, soft and smelling pleasant. What’s not to like?!

Well, add to that the benefits that bubble baths can give us for our hypothyroidism, and they’re just too good to resist..

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