Wendi Crawford, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation

26 years young Louisiana, USA Hypothyroidism Diagnosed at age nine

I suffer from hypothyroidism.

According to Kris Carr, “When your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough of the essential thyroid hormones (either one or both T3 or T4), symptoms of hypothyroidism eventually pop up. Hypothyroidism can be caused by removal of the thyroid gland, a hypothyroid condition present at birth, inflammation of the thyroid gland, radiation exposure, or an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Disease.” Get more information here.

I have to take medicine on a daily basis. If I don’t, my body starts shutting down. Over the years, I’ve always just wanted to be normal, and have a normal life without this problem. But then, I realized maybe I have it to help me understand what a lot of people are going through every day.

This article says, “This condition/disease affects the emotions, the health, every bodily function, the brain, feelings and it can be mentally draining. Many who suffer from a thyroid condition will also suffer from some type of depression, or mental instability and more than anything these people will need friends for support. Yet those who are suffering from the illness would perhaps be the last to ask for help, out of fear or anxiety or just because they don’t want to be a burden on anyone else. Often left to face it alone because many people around are unable to understand this condition and how it effects your everyday life.”

Thyroid-Loving-Care-Ad-Banner2-500x156I have an autoimmune disease that causes my body to function incorrectly. I live in pain constantly, due to muscle spasms, and them not moving when your mind tells them to move. It is a crippling disease.

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