22 August 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Interview with Marisol Aponte, a Personal Trainer With Hypothyroidism

In the years before my thyroid diagnosis, I worked out like crazy at the gym, but with little to no results. It was frustrating and I couldn’t understand why. It got to the point where I started to feel as if I was doomed to be fat, as my body spitefully ballooned from a US […]






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23 May 2011 ~ 29 Comments

Sorry Mrs T, Your Blood Tests Look Normal or The Tragic Tale of a UK Thyroid Patient

In the past, I have repeatedly talked about UK thyroid patients who are not getting the treatment they need – many are undermedicated and some are not medicated at all despite the fact that they display obvious symptoms and are desperate for help. From many of my UK friends, I know that the NHS[1] often […]






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26 March 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Sassy Style Talk With AJ: Let’s Talk About Yeast Baby!, by Anita Roberts

Let’s talk about yeast baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things, and the bad things that it brings, let’s talk about it! Yeast.  Wonderful stuff if you’re baking bread, rolls or some desserts.  Not nearly so welcome when it’s lodged in your system and creating the kind of […]






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04 March 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Doubting Thomas

I’ve been writing a lot recently about the fluctuation of my thyroid levels. Since going off the pill, my thyroid levels have plummeted and I was told it would take three to six months for my hormones to adjust. Because I have been continuously on the pill for 15 years, I seriously doubt tapering off […]






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03 March 2011 ~ 8 Comments

The Scatter-brained Butterfly

When I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I remember one of my first thoughts being “I so wish I was hyperthyroid!” Being able to eat as much as you like without gaining weight and being full of energy (or so I thought at the time) seemed like a dream. Now I know that it’s not […]






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