An Open Letter: “Dear Doctor, It’s Not All in My Head”

This ‘open letter’ has been inspired by the large amount of thyroid patients who are told by doctors that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’, dismissed and made to feel like hypochondriacs. I experienced this myself, and on such a day, I came home, ordered the new thyroid medicine I wanted to try and set up this blog.  Continue reading “An Open Letter: “Dear Doctor, It’s Not All in My Head””

What Caused My Underactive Thyroid?

A lot sources, such as Izabella Wentz for example, promote finding out what caused your underactive thyroid to occur i.e. what triggered our Hashimoto’s, in order to set it in to remission and recover. 

Now, I’m convinced that my thyroid condition is too far gone to completely reverse and come off of thyroid medication, plus, I think it’s more positive to focus on the present and future, and not dwell on the past. I’ve accepted I have this lifelong condition now; time to move forward!

But it is still interesting and helpful to try and figure out what lead to my development of hypothyroidism, so that I know better for the future, can advise others and learn by my mistakes.  Continue reading “What Caused My Underactive Thyroid?”