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πŸ¦‹ How I Can Help You - Issue 98 - The Thyroid Family Newsletter

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"How I Can Help You."
ISSUE 98,
24th March 2022

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Introduction

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Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 98 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter.

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It's no secret that I was once very sick with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, and I didn’t get better by magic.

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There’s a weird irony when your only way out of feeling so ill is to do a lot of work you’re just too tired to do.

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I had brain fog, debilitating fatigue and depression. I found it hard to read. To concentrate. To have motivation.

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But little by little, I did what I could to try and keep myself and my health moving forward. I picked up thyroid books and read them painstakingly slowly in between resting. I switched medication (from Levothyroxine to Armour). I went gluten-free. I one by one introduced the supplements my body needed. I made small and manageable changes as I was able to.​

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I invested time and energy - energy I really didn’t have much of to begin with.

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And the steps forward were little. Tiny. But they were still going in the right direction.

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Sometimes there would be a step back or I would stay in the same place for a while. That was OK too.

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I guess what I’m saying is that you get out what you put in. Many of us who recover our quality of life don’t β€˜just have it happen’. We’ve invested so much time and trial and error in to it.

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The grass is always greener wherever you water it. So water yourself. Check out the resources I've created over the years here and learn from my experiences as a thyroid patient.​

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This newsletter issue is titled "How I Can Help You" in regards to all the information I've put together so that other thyroid patients can get better too, but it also includes information on thyroid related news and links to my most popular social media posts from the last fortnight. Enjoy reading!

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And remember: if you find this FREE newsletter useful, you can upgrade to the premium version here and support the work I do as a thyroid advocate, so I can continue putting thyroid information out in to the world. πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹

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Happy reading, thyroid thrivers.

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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πŸ‘€ In Case You Missed it...

  • I got my latest thyroid blood test results back and everything is still optimal for now. Woohoo!
  • I spent a few days away on holiday in a forest last week and enjoyed the nature, calmness, quiet and lovely walks with my family. It reminds me how much getting out everyday helps with my energy levels and wellbeing - even small walks or sitting in the garden.
  • I'm busy typing up lots more thyroid book reviews for my website. You can find existing ones here.

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Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month 2022

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March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, which is important and relevant to many of us with hypothyroidism. This is because around 90% of us with hypothyroidism also have the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

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However, a lot of us still do not know if our hypothyroidism is autoimmune, even though this can play a part in the managing of our thyroid condition.

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​Find out why here.​

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Test Patterns: How Thyroid Nodule Tests Can Eliminate Needless Procedures

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"New research of genetic testing for thyroid nodules shows that they can make a substantial difference in patient outcomes, not to mention eliminating the need for unnecessary surgeries and biopsies. Then why aren’t more patients choosing to be tested?"

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​Read more here.​

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Book Review: An Unexpected Outcome: The Heel Prick Test by Penny Walter

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This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and it’s a rather special one. Written for children born with congenital hypothyroidism, it explains what it means to have this diagnosis.

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​Read my book review here.​

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The First Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine

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I wanted to blog about my experiences of going through a β€˜thyroid pregnancy’ to give an insight in to how my thyroid medication worked for me during this time, but also as to how medical professionals managed me and what the overall experience was like.

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​Read my first trimester blog here.​

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This recent post from The Invisible Hypothyroidism's Instagram page was very popular:

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The caption read:

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"Having a β€˜thyroid problem’ is an excuse for weight gain.”

How many of us have heard this ignorant comment? Of course it’s not an β€˜excuse for gaining weight’. And whilst weight gain with an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism IS a legitimate symptom of the condition, some patients also don’t experience this."

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​Click here to read the full Instagram post.

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✨ Other Popular Instagram Posts These Past Two Weeks ✨

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😡 It's Not Fun Being Glutened​

❓ The Difference Between Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto's​

πŸ’€ Taking Naps Sounds Childish​

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🎬 Latest Instagram Reels 🎬

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🀰 Thyroid Condition + Pregnancy + Cold = So Tired​

πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ« ️Thyroid Brain Fog​

😱 14 Missed Symptoms of My Thyroid Issue​

πŸ₯± When You Wake Up Already Tired​

🀰 My Thyroid Pregnancy May Look Normal, But It's Not​

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Thyroid Medication Options

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  • Did you know that there are multiple medication options for hypothyroidism?
  • Are you on the right one for you?
  • Could a change in medication change your life?

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​All of these are answered here.​

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The Thyroid Tests You Need Doing This Month

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Many people living with hypothyroidism are not receiving full thyroid testing and monitoring.

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Every year, March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, which is important and relevant to many of us with hypothyroidism, as 90% of us also have the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which is the cause for our hypothyroidism.

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Yet a lot of people do not seem to know if their hypothyroidism is autoimmune and this can play a big part in the managing of their thyroid condition. For many, they are on thyroid hormone replacement medication such as Levothyroxine, Synthroid, Armour etc. yet still have many symptoms, despite being told that their thyroid levels are β€˜optimalβ€˜.

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Why is this? If their hypothyroidism is autoimmune, then taking thyroid medication alone doesn’t address the autoimmune aspect. You can read more on the why's here, while also exploring full thyroid testing with Medichecks here.

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Medichecks are a popular testing provider. You can easily order FULL testing from them in the comfort of your own home and begin getting on top of this important aspect of thyroid health.

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With it being Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, it is so important that fellow thyroid patients know just how important it is to check thyroid antibodies.

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Reasons to upgrade to the ⭐ Premium ⭐ Thyroid Family Newsletter:

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  • You'll receive exclusive thyroid health content.
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  • You'll feel supported in managing your thyroid condition.
  • You'll receive easy to implement tips and suggestions.

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That's all for this issue of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter, but as always, you can find more information and support...

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⭐ In The Premium Newsletter​

⭐ In my website articles​

⭐ In my book: Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate​

⭐ In my book: You, Me and Hypothyroidism​

⭐ In the 'Thyroid Family' Facebook Support Group​

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You can also follow me on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest​

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If there’s anything you'd like to see in a future issue, let me know. Keep an eye out for the next issue in two weeks' time!

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Be your own thyroid advocate. πŸ¦‹

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Please Note: None of the statements in this publication should be taken as an official endorsement of any particular product, including any sponsored content. I strongly suggest consulting your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle or health regimen. The information included in this publication is not meant to substitute the clinical guidance provided by a healthcare professional. Rachel Hill / The Invisible Hypothyroidism is not medically qualified and does not offer medical advice. Read the full disclaimer here. By reading this newsletter, you agree to understanding this information.

This newsletter may also contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission if you purchase through it. This does not change the way I work or the products I link to, and it doesn’t change your user experience. To find out more information, please read my disclosure statement. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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