Thyroid Thrivers

Pregnant And Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer

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Laura Lawson, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation     The Big “P” (pregnant) with the Big “C” (thyroid cancer)!   It was my second ultrasound of the day; one that brought a different kind of anticipation. The first ultrasound was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, at 19 weeks pregnant, my husband and…
Categories: Concerns, Health, Pregnancy, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pregnancy, Research, Support, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Thrivers, Thyroidectomy

Not Being Heard, I’m Treating Hypothyroidism Myself

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Samantha Harris, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   26 years young Michigan, USA Adrenal fatigue, subclinical Hypothyroidism, vitiligo, possible hashimoto's and other autoimmune… Diagnosed in 2010   Normally, I'm a happy and positive person, but, battling hypothyroidism and thyroid doctors for the last five years, has been exhausting! Like many others, I kept running into "dead end"…
Categories: Adrenal Fatigue, Concerns, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Adrenal, Adrenal Fatigue, Autoimmune, Doctors, HYPOthyroidism, Lab Tests, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Am I The Only Thyroid Sufferer That Feels Lost And Alone

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Lisa Gerringer, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   46 years young North Carolina, USA Thyroid Disease Diagnosed in 2011     I wish there was someone that would care for me the way I care for myself. I did not have thyroid problems until I had a terrible case of the hives. Now, it seems like…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Depression, Doctors, Emotions, Fatigue, Heart, Levothyroxine, Thyroid, Thyroid Disease

From Forgetful, Fatigued With Hypothyroidism- To Healthy

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Helle Sydendal, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 50 years young Denmark Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 2008     How my life changed when I got sick from hypothyroidism – and how I got my life back My name is Helle Sydendal. I am a Danish journalist and editor. I'm also a wife and mother of two amazing…
Categories: Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Doctors, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, NDT, Symptoms, Testing, Thyroid Disease, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment

Not Epileptic, Don’t Fake Paralysis, Not Depressed- My Thyroid

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Lucy Green, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 40 years young Essex, UK Hashimotos Thyroid Diagnosed in 2009   I grew up in Hong Kong and was 14 when I started to have seizures during swimming practice. I even passed out in the pool. I was on the swim squad, our coach drove us hard. Life at…
Categories: Adrenal Fatigue, Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Medications, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Adrenal Fatigue, Advocate, Depression, Diet, Epileptic Seizures, Fatigue, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, TSH

I’m Back- Life With Hypothyroidism, Anxiety, Depression & Pills

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Catrina Wimberly, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   47 years young Georgia, USA Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 2006     Two months after the passing of my dad, I became very depressed. I kept it together during the process of my daddy's preparing himself, for transition. But with my first foot surgery four days prior to his…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Anti-depressants, Anxiety, Depression, HYPOthyroidism, Medication, Relationships, Symptoms, Thyroid Gland, Thyroid Thrivers

Hashimotos- My Frustration, Pain And Struggle Are Not Fiction

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Kristen Lacy, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 32 years young Missouri, USA Hashimotos Thyroid Diagnosed in 2013   I am exhausted. I am freezing. I feel worthless, I feel lazy. There are times that I feel suicide would be a better option when I "forget" about this illness and just think I've gone crazy. My legs hurt.…
Categories: Concerns, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Anxiety, Cancer, Depression, Hashimoto's, Hyperthyroid, Hypothyroid, Symptoms, Synthroid, Thyroid, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroidectomy

One, Little, Magic Pill Didn’t Cure My Autoimmune Disease

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Jodie-Anne Harlow, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   43 years young Brisbane, Australia Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease Diagnosed in 2014     Almost a quarter of a century ago I had a bout of Epstien Barr virus (called Glandular Fever here in Oz) and within a year had put on about 30kg and was getting sicker and…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Adrenal Fatigue, Autoimmune, Brain Fog, Esptien Barr, Fatigue, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Paleo, Thyroid

Sick To Death of My Thyroid And Being Sick To Death

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 Maggie West-Hadleigh, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   55 years young New Orleans Graves & Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 1990   Maggie's real life story of Hypothyroidism and Graves disease is truly captivating. Watch a snippet here as she meanders her way through the thyroid medical world in her upcoming film.... Sick2Death Thyroid Film Trailer   When…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Need To Know, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Wellness
Tags: Advocacy, Awareness, Dr. Kent Holtorf, Graves' Disease, HYPOthyroidism, Maggie West-Hadleigh, Mary Shomon, Sick2Death, Thyroid, Thyroid Film, Thyroid Movie

How Gluten Intolerance Changed My Life Forever

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Connie Curtis, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   48 Years Young Texas, USA Celiac & Hashimoto's Diagnosed in 2009    Connie shares her struggles and journey to becoming gluten free.   Hi. I ‘m Connie Curtis. It seems like we all know someone who has a autoimmune disease, gluten intolerance or food allergies. People getting diagnosed…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Gluten, GMO's, Health, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Wellness
Tags: Autoimmune Disease, Celiac, Food Intolerances, Gluten, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Leaky Gut, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Thyroid Cancer Is Not The Good Kind Of Cancer

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Danielle Nicosia, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   29 years young New York, USA Thyroid Cancer  Diagnosed  in 2012     I was born with a moderate to severe hearing loss (Bilateral Sensorineural nerve damage). I struggled most of my life being hearing impaired and not receiving the proper education. One day my life went completely down hill at…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Disease: A Blessing in Disguise

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Sarah Downing, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation     37 years young Pennsylvania, USA Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 2009       I was honored and humbled when Danna first asked me to write this piece for Thyroid Thrivers and for months have had trouble putting the right words to paper because I wonder what I really have…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Natural Remedies, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Wellness
Tags: Alternative Therapies, Chronic, Energy Work, Healing, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Massage, Reiki, Sarah Downing, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers

Finding The Humor In This Serious Disease Known As Graves

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Gina Lopes Langone, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 43 years young Colorado, US Graves' disease (Graves) Diagnosed in 2007   I am not your average, run-of-the-mill gal, I have Graves disease!   Let me tell you a little about Graves. Graves disease for some, is like, a menopausal woman on steroids during a psychotic episode. Heat…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Fatigue, Graves', Graves' Disease, Hair Loss, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroid, RAI, Stress, Thyroid, Weight Gain

Ignorance Was Bliss Until I Learned My Thyroid Root Cause

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Raina Kranz, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation             My name is Raina and I just turned 50 years old this past June. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in August of 2012 and seven weeks later I was then diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.   My story is rather simple, mostly because ignorance was…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Gluten, Hashimoto's, Health, Medications, Natural Remedies, Need To Know, Prevention, Sugar, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Vitamins/Supplements, Wellness
Tags: Autoimmune, Dairy, Exercise, Gluten, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Supplements, Thyroid, Thyroiditis

From Hypothyroidism At Age 11 To The Mighty Thyroid

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Christina Burke, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   26 years of age Saskatoon, SK Canada Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 1999 Christina shares her journey with Hypothyroidism since her diagnosis at the young age of 11.   Like many, I have lived with the ups and downs of hypothyroidism for more than half of the first 25…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Need To Know, Prevention, Sugar, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Wellness
Tags: Depression, Exercise, Fatigue, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medication, Nutrition, Thyroid, Weight Gain

Undiagnosed For Years, Now I’m a Graves Disease Gladiator

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Dan Collins, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   48 years young illinois, USA Graves Disease Diagnosed in 2005   Well, I'm not sure where to start with my long and undiagnosed, crazy Graves trip, but here I go....   I have always been a high beta, ADD type of person, as far back as I can…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, Medications, Need To Know, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Anger, Anxiety, Graves', Graves' Disease, Health, Heart, Hyperthyroidism, RAI, Thyroid

Hearing Impaired And Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease Didn’t Stop Me

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Kathleen Howes, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation -42 years young -Massachusetts, USA -Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Pendred Syndrome, Hearing Impaired -Diagnosed in 1998 My journey started at birth: I was born with sensory neural hearing loss, the first in my family! At the time the technology didn't exist to further diagnose the cause of my deafness. The…
Categories: Diet, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Hashimoto's, Hearing Impaired, HYPOthyroidism, Levoxyl, Paleo

Thyroid Issues Since Age 10 – Not On Levothyroxine Anymore

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Victoria Allen, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation -24 years young -Pennsylvania, USA -Hypothyroidism -Diagnosed in 2000 Thyroid Problems For As Long As She Can Remember.  My thyroid journey sounds like so many others, except that I was really young when I was diagnosed. I received a diagnosis of hypothyroidism when I was just 10 years old. 10 years old!…
Categories: Gluten, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Armour, Children, HYPOthyroidism, Levothyroxine

Identical Twins And Their Hypothyroidism Tale

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Coralie and Donna, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation Mid forties Wales, United Kingdom Hypothyroidism Diagnosed in Childhood A Hypothyroidism Tale of Twins My twin sister and I were born in Wales in the United Kingdom. Our names are Donna Roach and Coralie Phillips. When we were born, my twin sister and I looked identical! We probably caused…
Categories: HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Children, HYPOthyroidism, Natural Dessicated Thyroid, Thyroid, Thyroxine

Thyroid Nodules, Hashimoto’s, And Not Giving Up Without A Fight!

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Shannon Lingle, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 38 years of age South Carolina, USA Hypothyroid, Hashimoto's Diagnosed in 2013 I knew I had a nodule for some time before it hemorrhaged in Feb 2013.... I could feel it when swallowing.  It was scary and I would choke and get hiccups ALL the TIME!!!  BUT I ignored…
Categories: Diet, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Hashimoto's, Health, Nutrition, Shakeology, Thyroid

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