What Caused My Underactive Thyroid?

A lot sources, such as Izabella Wentz for example, promote finding out what caused your underactive thyroid/Hypothyroidism to occur i.e. what triggered our Hashimoto’s (if it’s autoimmune), 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?”

Scalloped Tongue and Hypothyroidism

Do you have a scalloped tongue? Do you also have hypothyroidism? If you’ve answered yes to both, then you may not be aware of the connection between them. 

It is actually very common to have a scalloped tongue with hypothyroidism, and having had it years before being diagnosed, too. 

I myself have one, and have always thought it was a bit odd, as I didn’t notice anyone else with one, but my dentist told me that my tongue was scalloped due to grinding and clenching my teeth at night. Being a natural worrier, I put it down to that, too, until I came across an article about it. 

I’m going to cover some things we know about it, below.  Continue reading “Scalloped Tongue and Hypothyroidism”