I Tried a Wake-Up Light to See If It Helped Me with Fatigue on Early Mornings

Since having thyroid and adrenal problems, I’ve found mornings to be the hardest time of day by far. They’re indescribably difficult, although they never used to be, pre-chronic illness days. I was one of those weird kids (and teenagers) who woke up early on weekends and jumped out of bed with energy. I could get going early in the morning without much of an issue, but these days, I wake up feeling low in mood, groggy, foggy-headed, nauseas and generally just bleh. 

So for a while now, I’ve wanted to try a ‘wake-up lamp’ to see if it helps with this. What the hell is a wake-up lamp? you ask. Well.

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Top 6 Pieces of Advice I’d Give to a Patient Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism

I’ve been writing for quite a few different sources and websites lately and wanted to share my piece for Thyroid Central, entitled Top 6 Pieces of Advice I’d Give to a Patient Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.

I was delighted to put together a post for a great and up and coming source of thyroid information, and now you’re all able to see it. 🙂 I’ve covered many of the crucial points I believe everyone should know.

You can head on over to Thyroid Central’s website to read it, by following this link: https://www.thyroidcentral.com/top-6-pieces-of-advice-id-give-to-a-patient-newly-diagnosed-with-hypothyroidism/

I Was Interviewed by the BBC About Gigi Hadid but Here’s What We Need to Remember

Today has been a bit manic; waking up late morning due to my current Hashimoto’s flare up, I answered a call from the BBC, wanting to interview me on living with Hashimoto’s. Last night, model Gigi Hadid responded to negative comments concerning her weight fluctuations, which she explained are due to her thyroid condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (and I’m assuming hypothyroidism). 

 

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My Video for Health Stories Project

Health Stories Project is a website and community created to give people opportunities to share their personal health experiences and to learn from the experiences of others. You can discover the stories of people facing health challenges similar to your own and connect with a community of people who care, on Health Stories Project’s site.

When they reached out to me to ask if I would film a short video for a piece they needed on hypothyroidism,  of course said yes. They asked me a few questions about my own diagnosis and why I advocate for thyroid disease patients. Continue reading “My Video for Health Stories Project”

When I Worry That Uber Drivers Think I’m Rude

I’ve written a new exclusive piece for The Mighty, about my anxiety when using Uber or other cab services when unwell.

You can head on over to The Mighty to read it, by following this link: https://themighty.com/2018/01/uber-rude-passenger-anxiety-migraine/

My Motivational, Uplifting and Inspiring Songs For Hypothyroid Patients: Part Three

I posted my selection of twenty songs that motivate, inspire or uplift me on hard days with hypothyroidism, back at the beginning of the year over two separate blogs. You can see part one here and part two here

And now I’ve got part three for you. 

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Beginning a Journey To Body Positivity

I’m ready to begin my journey of body posivity. For a while now, I’ve been following an Instragammer called @BodyPosiPanda who inspires me to make peace with my body, rather than waste any more  of my time and energy pulling it apart in the mirror every day. 

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Thyroid Awareness Month (2018)

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness about that little butterfly shaped gland in your neck, which is responsible for SO much. Continue reading “Thyroid Awareness Month (2018)”

Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make

I’m writing this the day after Boxing Day, having over indulged in food and spending the last few days feeling grateful for the friends and family in my life who have made the festive season special.

But now that Christmas is (sadly) over, we’re approaching New Year celebrations, which always gets people reflecting over the past year, what the high and low points have been and what (if any) resolutions they may make for the next one.  Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make”

Thyroid Patients Who Self-Source: Asking Your Doctor for a Letter of Medical Necessity

I’ve already written some tips about travelling abroad with hypothyroidism, but I still get asked the same question often: “If I was questioned about my NDT at the airport, could they take it off me?”  

Going on holiday with unconventional medicine can be anxiety inducing, especially if you’re one of the many thyroid patients who self-source their NDT or T3 thyroid medication.  Continue reading “Thyroid Patients Who Self-Source: Asking Your Doctor for a Letter of Medical Necessity”