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”

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”

Take Back Control: Order Your Own Thyroid Tests

Do you still feel like rubbish even though your doctor is insistent that your test results are coming  back ‘fine’ or ‘normal’? Perhaps your doctor isn’t running all the thyroid tests that you want?

Many thyroid patients benefit from being more involved in their thyroid care and treatment, which is where self-testing and the ability to order your own tests can be critical tools for empowering yourself. Continue reading “Take Back Control: Order Your Own Thyroid Tests”

The Positive Things Hypothyroidism Has Done for Me

Trying to look at having hypothyroidism in a more positive light can be difficult, but I try to look at it that way when I feel it’s all doom and gloom. This is usually when I hit a brick wall, like when my doctor won’t listen to me or something didn’t quite go to plan. 

However, going through a health condition so tough can teach us things and make us a better person. I’m going to explore mine below. 

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You Should Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate

You would think that finding a doctor who will listen to you and treat you like an individual, giving you the treatment best for you, would be pretty easy.. but it’s not always.

It happens all too often.

I’m going to tell you why you should take your health back in to your own hands, researching and learning lots about it, and why finding a doctor who will listen to you and treat you as an individual patient is hard to find, but invaluable.

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