When Old Photos Show How Ill You Really Were

Does anyone else get reminded by Facebook’s ‘on this day’ feature, of how ill they looked before realising how ill they really were with Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s?

Continue reading “When Old Photos Show How Ill You Really Were”

How I Did on My Trip To Thailand and Vietnam

After getting married in Greece in May, I went to Asia for two weeks for my honeymoon. I wanted to blog about how I did managing my health in Vietnam and Thailand.

Continue reading “How I Did on My Trip To Thailand and Vietnam”

How I Did on My Trip To Greece (And Getting Married!)

 You may have read my blog a couple of weeks ago about how I recently got married and I did this abroad in sunny Greece. We spent a week there, tying the knot towards the end of our trip and I wanted to cover how I coped managing my health on holiday, in a foreign country, with glutenous food and more. 

Continue reading “How I Did on My Trip To Greece (And Getting Married!)”

Why I Don’t Mind Being Defined by Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisChronic Fatigue Syndrome. Anxiety Disorder. Adrenal FatigueDepression. All conditions I currently have or, in the case of depression, have had at previous times in my life (depression comes in and out of my life as it pleases).

People tell me however, not to let these conditions, physical and mental, define me.

But why? They do define part of who I am and what my life has become and I’m OK with that. 

Continue reading “Why I Don’t Mind Being Defined by Thyroid Disease”

I Got Married

I have a more personal blog for you this week, which, for those of you who have followed me for a while, know I like to include as well as my more informational blogs and articles. 

This one isn’t about me and my personal thyroid struggles though. This one is about Adam, my now husband.  Continue reading “I Got Married”

The Anxiety When Calling in Sick To Work

For most people, calling in sick to work isn’t a common occurrence. Though, for those of us with chronic illness, mental illness or even disabilities, needing to take time off of work can happen more often than we’d like. Please be aware that this is not a choice either.  Continue reading “The Anxiety When Calling in Sick To Work”

A Review of Medichecks’ Home Finger-Prick Blood Test

I’m not a stranger to ordering my own lab tests. I’ve had several done before and have used a few different online labs for them. Some I’ve had a much better experience with than others!

I have been aware of Medichecks, an online blood test lab service, for a couple of years now but had never used them myself, although I’d heard plenty of positive reviews from fellow hypothyroid patients regarding ease of testing and a fast turnaround. 

When I had the latest appointment with my functional doctor at the end of March, she suggested that now was a good time to test my thyroid panel again, antibodies to look at the Hashimoto’s (my GP had only ever tested them upon diagnosis three years ago) and some vitamins such as B, D, Iron, Ferritin etc.

Weirdly enough, Medichecks got in touch with me just a week or so after this appointment, before I’d ordered any tests and asked if I’d be interested in trying their Tiredness and Fatigue Check Plus for free, in return for an honest review about it. I happily said yes and couldn’t believe my luck for the timing, then waited for the test to arrive in the post. 

A 10% discount code for my readers can be found at the end of this post. 

Continue reading “A Review of Medichecks’ Home Finger-Prick Blood Test”

Is Your Thyroid Behind Your Acne?

I’ve been very open about my battles with taming acne, over the past couple of years. As a teenager, I didn’t have more pimples than my friends as such, and as a young adult, although I would get a few pimples, it was never an alarming amount. It wasn’t until I decided to come off the combined contraceptive pill in December 2015 after being diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s, that my skin started to go crazy.

Unearthing a sex hormone imbalance, a leaky gut and developing gluten sensitivity, I was able to slowly piece together the puzzle in why my skin had broken out so badly. 

Continue reading “Is Your Thyroid Behind Your Acne?”

Some Days You Just Have To Admit Defeat

Although I’m not one who likes to dwell on the negatives or things that I cannot change/have not much control over, sometimes I do have to admit defeat and give in to my health conditions. I prefer to look at how having such chronic illnesses such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and adrenal fatigue have changed me for the better, taught me things or otherwise helped develop me as a person. But today, I just had to admit defeat to them and put off today’s plans until tomorrow.

*** Continue reading “Some Days You Just Have To Admit Defeat”