Thyroid Thrivers

Shoulder Surgery Led To Discovery Of Malignant Nodule

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  Needed a shoulder surgery, and a nodule was found In July of last year, I had to have shoulder surgery. In the process of X-rays and CAT scans and MRIs, a nodule was found on the right side of my chest. A nodule is a growth of cells that forms a lump.This concerned me a…
Categories: Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Wellness
Tags: Cancer Survivor, Nodule, Radioactive Iodine, Thyroid Cancer

How An Incompetent Thyroid Doctor Stole My Life From Me

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  In July 2015 I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease. A year before, I knew something was wrong with me. It started with edema in my legs and feet, then exhaustion, high anxiety, feeling sick all the time, and insomnia. Every joint in my body hurt. I went to see my family doctor countless times,…
Categories: Fibromyalgia, Graves', Medications, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Anxiety, Depression, Doctor, Thyroid Doctor

Thyroid Diagnosis Led To Giving Up A Lifetime Of Disordered Eating

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Kimberly Thomas, Guest Thyroid Nation Trigger warning: Body Image and Eating Disorders Weight Problems Began At Age 10 When I was around 10 years old, I went from being a skinny kid to developing a potbelly, excess weight gathering around my middle at an alarming rate. Nothing else had changed. I still ate like a…
Categories: Diet, HYPERthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Eating Disorders, HYPOthyroidism, Mental Health, Over-exercise, Potbelly Syndrome, Unhealthy Calorie Restriction

Changing My Lifestyle Helped Me More Than Thyroid Medication

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Amanda Hodgson, Thyroid Thriver Thyroid Nation Diagnosed After Many Years Of Symptoms After years of experiencing fatigue, inability to lose weight, and increasing issues with allergies, I was FINALLY diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2009. The doctor who diagnosed me told me that all I had to do was take this little pill and I would…
Categories: Diet, Gluten, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Armour, Birth Control, EDC's, Endocrine Disruptors, Healthy Lifestyle, Hormones, Synthroid, Toxins

Redefining Thyroid Healing: A Struggle And A Solution

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Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., Thyroid Thriver Thyroid Nation 36 years young New York Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Total Thyroidectomy I Felt Like I Was At War With My Body I’m 36 years old, and I’m a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis sufferer...and survivor. It’s been the biggest battle of my life, and for many years, I’ve felt at war with my…
Categories: Gluten, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers, Thyroid Yoga
Tags: Antibodies, Childhood Hypothyroidism, Goiter, Support, Thyroid Yoga, Thyroidectomy, Weight Gain, Yoga

Battling Debilitating Symptoms And Finding The Right Doctor

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Tammy Marr discusses the discovery of her Hashimoto's, the lows that followed and how finding a good doctor helped her on the road to recovery.
Categories: Adrenal Fatigue, Diet, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: AIP, Anxiety, Body Temperature, Depression, Natural Doctors, Thyroid Diet, Thyroid Supplements

A Two-Year Journey With Undiagnosed Autoimmune Thyroiditis

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Anna De Carlo, Thyroid Thriver Thyroid Nation 41 years young New Jersey Celiac Disease, Raynaud's Disease, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's and thyroiditis My Journey With Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases I must have retyped this about 100 times in the last few days. To be honest, I am not sure where I should start with this crazy, upside-down journey…
Categories: Diet, Gluten, Graves', Hashimoto's, HYPERthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Anxiety, Blood, Crazy, Diet, Doctors, Graves', Tachycardia, Thyroid, Tremors

My Body Shuts Down Without Medication Due To Hypothyroidism

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Wendi Crawford, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 26 years young Louisiana, USA Hypothyroidism Diagnosed at age nine I suffer with 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…
Categories: HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Congenital, HYPOthyroidism, Medication, Muscle, Pain, Thyroid Thrivers

Epstein Barr, Hashimoto’s, And Becoming An FDN Practitioner

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Danna Bowman, Founder Thyroid Nation A story about an amazing woman and her journey to health with Hashimoto's and Epstein Barr. (Linda Wilbert-Stewart, FDN, HHP, Contributor and Thyroid Thriver) Early years And Emigration To The USA Linda Wilbert – Stewart was born in 1958 in a small town in Germany. While still young, she learned from her…
Categories: Diet, Gluten, Hashimoto's, Natural Remedies, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Disease, Doctors, Epstein Barr, FDN, Hashimoto's, Nutrition, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Hair Loss, Fatigue And Going Gluten Free – My Thyroid Story

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Divania Timmal, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation Hair Loss While Traveling After a long day of cleaning and babysitting, I was so ready for a long, hot shower. I was rinsing the shampoo out of my hair when I noticed that my body was covered in long, black strands – way more than usual. I’ve always…
Categories: Gluten, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers, Vitamins/Supplements
Tags: Coconut Oil, Fatigue, Gluten, Gluten Free, Hair Loss, Hashimoto's, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Divine Intervention – My Journey With Thyroid Cancer

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Jill Gurfinkel, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 42 years young Michigan, USA Thyroid Cancer (Papillary Carcinoma- and Hurthle Cell Carcinoma) Diagnosed in 2012 Divine Intervention and Thyroid Cancer.... Three years ago, my life changed in what seemed like an instant. I was a healthy, energetic, and driven 39 year old who had never had a thyroid…
Categories: Diet, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Cancer, Hormone, Intervention, Nutrition, RAI, Symptoms, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

The Real Deal: You’re Not Crazy And You’re Not Alone

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Stacey Robbins, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 45 years of age California, USA Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Diagnosed in 1997 A REAL DEAL, true-to-life, crazy, Hashimoto's story of hope, inspiration and survival. So, Danna kept sending me e-mails in anticipation of me sharing my Thrivers Story saying, “I want the 'REAL DEAL', Stacey.” She read my book and…
Categories: Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Adrenals, Crazy, Depression, Diet, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Mental Illness, Survival, Thyroid

Hot Flashes As A Man, Led To Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

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Mike Harper, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation  57 years young U.S.A Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 2011  Hot flashes, fatigue, and hypothyroidism This is a strange place I find myself in. No one in my family has hypothyroidism. I am a man with hypo which, as I have read and researched, is uncommon. A lot more women have…
Categories: HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Fatigue, Hot Flashes, HYPOthyroidism, Men, Synthroid, Weight

Family History Of Hypothyroidism And Still Didn’t Know

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Dawn Holley, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 37 years young Utah, USA Hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's Hypothyroid (age 19), Hashimoto's 2014 (age 36) Hypothyroidism, Thyroidectomy and Hashimoto's Journey.... Hi. My name is Dawn. I have a very extensive family history of thyroid issues and hypothyroidism, especially on my mom's side. But, let's not forget my good…
Categories: HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Diet, Gluten, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

The Tired Thyroid Breaks The TSH Rule

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 Barbara Lougheed, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   57 years young Florida, USA Hypothyroid after RAI for Graves' Disease Diagnosed in 1993   Barbara Lougheed of Tired Thyorid: shares her story of going from Hyper to Hypo to Healing—Breaking the TSH Rule Barbara who? Barbara Lougheed, the one who writes Tired Thyroid. Sorry, never heard of…
Categories: Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Graves', Health, Hypothyroid, RAI, Thyroid, Thyroid Hormone, Thyroid Thrivers, Tired Thyroid, TSH

Lost Weight And Found Myself On Correct Thyroid Med

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Laura Jean Patino (Laura Grace), Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 33 years young Illinois, USA Thyroid Disease, Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism 1991, Hashimoto's 2013 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was only 10 years old. I gained a little bit of weight and I was always tired. I would fall asleep after school and I would have…
Categories: Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Constipation, Fatigue, HYPOthyroidism, Levothyroxine, Medication, Nature-Throid, Thyroid, Weight Gain

My Autoimmune And Eliminated Life Journey

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Lynda Bateman, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation     49 years young California Autoimmune Hashimoto's  Diagnosed Hypothyroid 2004, Hashis 2011   I owned a shop. It was a lovely shop and I loved my work, I loved my customers and the community supported me, so it became a success. Last year I sold my shop. Oh,…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Autoimmune, Diet, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Leaky Gut, Stress, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Hashimoto Who? 10 Things I Had To Learn About My Thyroid

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Sebastian Kern, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   40 years young New York, USA Thyroid, Hashimoto Diagnosed in 2015   My name is Sebastian, but all my friends call me Baz. I am a forty-year-old male living in Staten Island, New York, and I have been living with Hashimoto/ Hypothyroidism for about two and a half months…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Fatigue, Hashimoto, Health, Pain, Relationships, Symptoms, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

When Does ‘Normal’ Kick In After Lifetime Thyroid Meds

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 Tracey Keen, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation     47 years young New Zealand Graves Thyroid Disease Diagnosed in 2000   At the age of 35, I was finally diagnosed with Graves Disease! I say finally because my GP (since the age of 14) had not noticed the very large goitre or the extremely bulging eyes…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Doctors, Graves', Hyperthyroidism, Natural Dessicated Thyroid, NDT, Thyroid, Thyroidectomy, Whole Thyroid, WTE

Stand Up For Yourself If You Are Hypothyroid- I Did

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Jilly Ching, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   56 years young New Zealand Hypothyroid 41 years, hashi's 2 years Diagnosed in 1973 AND 2013 My mother, my maternal grand mother, my paternal grandmother, my paternal aunt and 3 of my 5 sisters are hypothyroid. As my next sister up was diagnosed when she was 11, I…
Categories: Concerns, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Advocacy, Doctors, Hashimoto's, Health, Hypothyroid, Medications, Natural Dessicated Thyroid, Relationships, Supplements, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, WTE

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