✋ How You're Exercising Wrong - Issue 104 - The Thyroid Family Newsletter

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"How You're Exercising Wrong."
ISSUE 104,
16th June 2022


Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 104 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter.

I am currently a few weeks postpartum and so far, doing pretty well. As I write this newsletter intro, my eldest child is sleeping and Adam, my husband, has taken the newborn out for an evening walk.

I’m definitely feeling tired from the sleep deprivation (the baby feeds every hour or two), I have had a lot of migraines over the few days that my milk was coming in, and some aches and pains generally as my hormones have shifted during this postpartum stage.

As directed by my doctor, I went back to my pre-pregnancy dose of thyroid medication straight after birth and await a thyroid blood test at 4-6 weeks postpartum. I will also be ordering some vitamin tests myself to check which supplements and how much of them I require, too. I suspect my iron needs may have changed.

I’m enjoying soaking up cuddles and prioritising rest and recuperation right now. Depending on how things continue to go health-wise, I’m keeping the possibility of support from a functional medicine practitioner in mind, just in case I need that support like I did first time around.

I'll continue to keep you all updated as to how my thyroid health pans out following this tricky pregnancy.

This newsletter issue is titled "How You're Exercising Wrong" in regards to my new article about the right and wrong way to exercise with thyroid issues (it's linked further down!), but it also includes information on thyroid related news and links to my most popular social media posts from the last fortnight. Enjoy reading.

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. 🦋 🦋 🦋

Happy reading, thyroid thrivers.

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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👀 In Case You Missed it...

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The Arrival of My Second Child

"So far, I’m doing well, but know that my thyroid condition may fluctuate a bit during this postpartum period. As directed by my doctor, I have now returned to my pre-pregnancy thyroid medication dose and will be having a blood test in 4-6 weeks’ time to assess where I am at."

Read this in full here.

5 Do’s and Dont’s for Exercising With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help us to feel better and manage symptoms with a thyroid condition, but it’s important to get the balance right.

So how do you find what is actually going to improve your health instead of causing more fatigue and flare ups?

Read my article here.

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The Second Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine

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

Read my blog here.

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

The caption read:

“I love baths, tea, hot water bottles and basically anything that keeps me warm... What about you?"

Click here to read the full Instagram post.

✨ Other Popular Instagram Posts These Past Two Weeks ✨

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🍳 Thyroid Cookbook

🥱 I Woke Up Tired 5 Years Ago

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🤱 My Baby

🙅‍♀️ "Harmless" Things Said by Doctors

✔️ Your TSH is fine

🧪 How Often to Thyroid Test

👶 Pregnant on Armour and Levothyroxine

6 Tips For an Energy Boosting Morning Routine as a Thyroid Patient

It’s no secret that many of us find mornings to be difficult when living with hypothyroidism, and often, other things alongside this too (such as adrenal dysfcuntion, Hashimoto’s, gut issues, chronic fatigue etc.)

These tips are things that I have personally found to help me in the morning.

Read them here.

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Do Your Own Blood Tests!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this newsletter, I plan to do some vitamin testing in the coming weeks to review what needs my body has.

I like using Medichecks a few times a year because they take me just a couple of minutes to complete and I get the test results a day or two later.

These test kits fit straight through your letterbox and are a quick and convenient way to check a few things your doctor has perhaps refused to.

Lancets are provided, which you press down on to the finger to make a finger prick, and then blood drops form, which you collect in the tube. Easy peasy.

The test I am considering ordering will check for B12, iron, Vitamin D etc. to help me assess my supplement regimen.

I'll link to the standard thyroid panel test kit here as that is the one I am most often asked for.

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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...

⭐ In The Premium Newsletter

In my website articles

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⭐ In my book: You, Me and Hypothyroidism

⭐ In the 'Thyroid Family' Facebook Support Group

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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!

Be your own thyroid advocate. 🦋

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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.

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