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πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Selfish or Setting Boundaries? - Issue 102 - The Thyroid Family Newsletter

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"Selfish or Setting Boundaries?"
ISSUE 102,
19th May 2022

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Introduction

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Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 102 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter.

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Call me crazy, selfish or whatever… but there came a time when I realised that my thyroid issues were triggered by toxic people doing toxic things, and that my thyroid issues were only ever going to get worse (or at least, certainly not improve) if those people were still allowed to wreak their havoc in my life.

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❗️Stress is a major driver behind chronic illness and disease.

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❗️Family AND friends causing consistent, avoidable stress drove me to an awful place with my health. Physically AND mentally. I was drained, I was constantly anxious, I wasn’t sleeping well, at one point I wound up in hospital due to stress doing such a number on my body that physically, I was really sick. I was only 17.

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❗️Not all of us are blessed to grow up in environments that are good for us, but we can make the decision to change that.

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I knew I had to step away from the constant drama and create a life with more room for happiness and much less negativity and ridiculous environments. At 17, I had to grow up very quickly and figure out how to navigate the world alone.

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Over the years, I’ve come to recognise these kinds of people earlier on in a relationship and distance myself from them sooner. I don’t let people come in and out my life and continuously abuse or disrespect my health anymore. Mine and my family's health is so important to me.

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Speaking to other thyroid patients, it appears a lot of us feel as if these kinds of people or relationships play a part in the triggering of our thyroid condition, as well as contributing to stress levels and making it harder to keep our thyroid symptoms under control.

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This newsletter issue is titled "Selfish or Setting Boundaries?" in regards to this topic of whether it is selfish of us to set boundaries and distance ourselves from toxic people, 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 had a preterm labour scare a few weeks back, but now thankfully have made it to full term in my pregnancy and happily wait for my second child to arrive whenever he is ready.
  • The next issue of my premium newsletter goes out on the 1st of June and is all about the best thyroid diet. So if you're as confused as I used to be about what we 'should and shouldn't be eating', you can sign up here.

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May Thyroid Events

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May always sees multiple thyroid awareness events.

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This month, World Thyroid Day will be held on 25th May and International Thyroid Awareness Week 2022 is from May 25th - 31st.

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I will be sharing my awareness articles as and when they go live!

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Proposed Changes To Good Medical Practice

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The GMC has a consultation on their proposed updated version of 'Good Medical Practice'. It includes 'working with patients'.

You may like to complete this, to say how you feel patients could be better included in decisions.

You can access the patient survey under the paragraph 'Making it work in practice'.

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​Read this in full here.​

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Surviving Thyroid Flare Ups When You’re a Parent

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Navigating flares as a parent can be tricky because, among other things, you may not find it easy to get all the rest you need in order to recover quickly.

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​Read my article here.​

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Book Review: The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

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I’ve been looking forward to sharing Dr Chatterjee’s books with you all as he’s not only a UK doctor but he also combines both conventional and lifestyle medicine in the way that I aim to in my thyroid advocacy work also.

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​Read the book review 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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"As I reach full term and wait for this baby to arrive, I reflect on this second full term pregnancy. (I’ve been pregnant 3 times - the 1st ended in a miscarriage)

I went in to the last pregnancy anxious and worried about what was in store, only for it to be very straightforward and simple.

I therefore entered THIS pregnancy feeling confident it would be straightforward too, only for it to be so hard..."

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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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🌟 Monday Reminder​

❗My Experience Won't Be The Same as Yours​

πŸ™‹ Unplug Your Thyroid​

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🎬 Latest Instagram Reels 🎬

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😲 Removing Toxic People To Better My Thyroid Health​

πŸ€• Migraine Causes With Thyroid Disease ​

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ When I Tell The Doctor I Still Feel Unwell on Levothyroxine​

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Acne and Your Thyroid

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The amount of thyroid patients who reach out to me and ask about the connection between your thyroid and acne is astonishing. I've had my own experienced with severe, cystic acne, too.

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I've embarked on a journey to uncover as much advice as possible.

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​Read about it here.​

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Tiger Balm for Aches and Pains

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If you experience aches, pains, migraines and headaches for example, Tiger Balm can bring some relief while you figure out the underlying / root cause. You massage a small amount where needed (I apply to my forehead during a migraine attack) and relief from pain is instant. It provides a cooling, tingling sensation.

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It's definitely an item I like to have to hand in my medicine cabinet.

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​You can view it on Amazon here.​

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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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