If only gluten free doughnuts were easier to find… Continue reading “Doughnuts Over Diets!”
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.
Dear hypothyroid patient,
Through having an underactive thyroid, you will feel lost, frustrated and lonely. At times, you will feel fed up.
You will also become stronger, more independent and protective of your health. Continue reading “An Open Letter: “Dear Hypothyroid Patient””
What happens if you stop taking your thyroid medication?
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””
Weight gain. It’s the first symptom people who don’t have hypothyroidism, think of when they hear the term ‘thyroid problem’. It’s often one of the most upsetting symptoms and side effects of poor thyroid function and/or medication, that thyroid patients put up with.
Thyroid disease is often used as a joke or a scapegoat for weight gain. People throw it around, and as such, it’s not taken very seriously.
Many people think it’s just an excuse for being overweight.
But weight gain is a legitimate symptom of an underactive thyroid, along with many others. Continue reading “How I Lost The Weight I Gained From an Underactive Thyroid”
I have hypothyroidism.
An underactive thyroid.
Whatever you prefer to call it.
And those who don’t know what it is can often make assumptions about it, so let me clear a few things up!
What a difference getting the right medication makes. Photo on the left taken 6 months ago, other one taken the other day.
There was a time when I really hated stairs. I mean really, absolutely, undoubtedly hated stairs. Continue reading “The Time I Conquered Stairs”
There are some things you just shouldn’t say to hypothyroid patients. Continue reading “10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone with Hypothyroidism”