How difficult can it be, right? You just swallow your thyroid medication with water and that’s that.
Advice on how to take your medication, whether given by doctors, pharmacists or even on medication box leaflets, can be confusing and contradicting. Let’s explore various factors that can influence our thyroid medication and how best to take it, so that you’re getting the most out of it as possible.
Continue reading “Are You Taking Your Thyroid Medication Properly?”
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”
Just last year, T3 medication for hypothyroidism came under attack, due to its cost. Continue reading “Liothyronine is Under Attack From The NHS Again”
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.
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”
Your first endocrinologist (often referred to as an endo) visit can seem daunting, so the below information covers what to expect from your first visit and the sorts of questions you may want to ask. Continue reading “Questions To Ask at Your First Endocrinologist Appointment”