Meet Rachel, Hashimoto’s Warrior and Thyroid Advocate.
Welcome! I set up my website, The Invisible Hypothyroidism, as a means for me to record my personal journey of battling hypothyroidism, but also to help others.
Thyroid disease affects so many people of all ages, ethnicities, shapes and backgrounds. This is why we need adequate testing and treatment for all. I believe in each patient getting the right treatment for them.
It pains me to see so many thyroid patients still struggling daily. We deserve to be in good health and it can be achieved.
I am a thyroid advocate as well as a writer. I am passionate about helping those with hypothyroidism and giving them a voice.
I do this by writing blogs about my personal experiences – the ups and downs – of living with thyroid disease, it’s linked conditions and my mental health. I produce informative articles, too, to educate and empower fellow thyroid patients and I write for The Mighty as well.
What lead to me beginning to blog was my own horrible experience of living with an underactive thyroid and feeling like doctors were failing me. I went undiagnosed for a while, then put on Levothyroxine, which only made me feel worse and develop lots of other symptoms and problems. So, when I reached rock bottom and my life was in tatters, I made the decision to switch to NDT, a different medication, and have since made quite a drastic recovery. I record my thyroid journey on this blog as well as other things I learn along the way.
How To Stay in Touch:
Get real, helpful advice direct from another thyroid patient. Me!
How To Locate Articles and Posts:
If you’re looking for a specific post or topic, then use the search bar on the right to search. Otherwise, use the menu along the top of the page to locate specific categories and series.
If you’ve just been diagnosed or are just starting to learn about the condition, click Help! I’m New To This! It includes lots of helpful links to get you started.
We’ve got lots to learn, myself included! The topic of thyroid disease and all its related topics is so very vast.
Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power.
Please consider helping me keep The Invisible Hypothyroidism running, so that we can carry on building a strong community, spreading awareness and helping each other. Running the site comes at the expense of my personal time and money from my own pocket. You can make a one-off or monthly donation to support me keeping this website going, by clicking the button below.
Organisations, websites and advocates I support and suggest you follow too: (in no particular order)
Mary Shomon: Thyroid Patient Advocate
Stop The Thyroid Madness
Thyroid Patient Advocacy
Sick to Death!
Warrior Butterflies:Patient Advocates and Support
Thyroid Pharmacist, Dr. Izabella Wentz
The Butterfly Effect
Jeffrey Dach MD
The National Academy of Hypothyroidism
Holtorf Medical Group
Butterfly Nation Project
Thyroid Survivor Network