Thyroid Thrivers

Weight Gain, Hormone Issues And Finding The Right Doctor

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Christine Hanses, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation  One Woman's Thyroid And Hormone Imbalance Journey To Success! After gaining 5 pounds a year for several years, I was at my largest at 168 pounds. I was also unhappy and feeling terrible overall. I would complain to my doctor, but to no avail. His response, to my dismay,…
Categories: Diet, GMO's, Medications, Sugar, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Blood Tests, DHEA, GMO's, Low Thyroid, Sugar Free

Hypothyroid Craziness And The Crazy Thyroid Lady

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Carol Gray, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 44 years old Indiana, USA Hypothyroid Diagnosed in 2005 Carol Gray, also known as the Crazy Thyroid Lady discusses her hypothyroid diagnosis. Relief came to me, back in 2005, when I finally received the diagnosis that I had been waiting for, an autoimmune disease that was attacking my thyroid…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Natural Remedies, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Hypothyroid, HYPOthyroidism, Natural Doctors, T3, T4, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment

Hyperthyroidism Saved My Life And Even Kept Me Alive

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Elle Taylor, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   20 years old High Wycombe, UK Hyperthyriodism Diagnosed in 2012 Hyperthyroidism, saved my life. In a strange way, I am grateful to have this thyroid disease. It all started kicking off at the young age of 18. I may not be very old, but I KNOW that 18…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Blood Tests, Depression, Graves', Health, Hyperthyroidism, Mental Health, Suicide, Thyroid Disease, Thyroidectomy, Treatment

Hypothyroid Healing Through Self-Care And My Inner Goddess

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Aja Vancica, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   41 years old Georgia, USA Hypothyroid Diagnosed in 2007 A couple of months after I got married, I found myself in severe depression, confusion and a state of truly not feeling like myself. I was upset and tired all the time, I had intimacy issues, and really bad…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Natural Remedies, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Wellness
Tags: Brain Fog, Depression, Healing, Health, Hypothyroid, Inner Goddess, Spirituality, Thyroid

Unexpected, Silent Cancer Caused Me To Lose My Thyroid

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Jessie L. O'Donnell, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   Do you know who Hakaru Hashimoto is? Of course you don’t. Do you know all the functions of your thyroid? More than likely not. Have you ever even thought of your thyroid health? Probably never. Two years ago, at 29 years old, during a routine visit to…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Depression, Fatigue, HYPOthyroidism, RAI, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Thrivers, Thyroidectomy

Born With Congenital Hypothyroidism In 1968 – Still Suffering

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Lisa Houk, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 45 years old Wisconsin, USA Congenital hypothyroidism Diagnosed in 1968 My name is Lisa and I was born without a thyroid gland, lucky me! My diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism was confirmed at St. Mary's, in Madison, Wisconsin in 1968. My parents noticed after one week, that I was losing…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Congenital Hypothyroidism, Levothyroxine, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Vitamins And Minerals

Hashimoto’s No More: My Nutritional Program Helped Me Heal

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Michelle Nielsen, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   45 years oldMaine, USAHashimoto'sDiagnosed in 2014   My PCP just wanted to add more medication to my ever-growing list and I did not want to live my life taking more and more pills, to manage my Hashimoto's.   I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2013 because of a very…
Categories: Concerns, Diet, Hashimoto's, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Vitamins/Supplements
Tags: Fatigue, Hashioto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, TSH, Vitamins And Minerals

I Have Graves Disease, It Does Not Have Me

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Melissa Soderholm, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   34 years oldSouth Dakota, USAGraves DiseaseDiagnosed in 2011 Graves Disease wasn't something I was all too familiar with. Now it is a part of my daily life. In 2011, I started feeling not myself and I could tell something was 'off'. I was usually a very happy, hard-working,…
Categories: Graves', Health, HYPERthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Depression, Fatigue, Graves' Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Radiation, Thyroid

I Almost Lost My Unborn Child Due To Thyroid Problems

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Melissa Baggett , Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 29 years old Oklahoma, USA Hashimoto's Diagnosed in 2009 Hashimoto's Thyroid disease, is a BITCH! In 2009, I was pregnant with my son. At  21 weeks, I started bleeding, out of nowhere! I had a two hour drive to the hospital. just for them to tell me it…
Categories: Concerns, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Need To Know, Pregnancy, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Brain Fog, Exhaustion, Hashimoto's, Health, Placenta Abruption, Pregnancy, Thyroid, Weight Gain

Patient Beware: My Misdiagnosed Life-long Thyroid Journey

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Melissa Phipps, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 35 years old Vermont, USA Hashimoto's Diagnosed in 2010 Where to begin... My Hashimoto's Thyroid story is a reverse one…of sorts. At 9 years old, I moved away from everything I knew, with my parents and brother. Away from a small, town in Vermont, where I had tons of…
Categories: Concerns, Hashimoto's, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Adrenal Fatigue, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Hashimoto's, Hypothyroid, Misdiagnosis, Panic Attacks, Thyroid

My Thyroid Symptoms Vanished With Diet, Vitamins and Minerals

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Erin Boyea, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 32 years old Hashimoto's New York, USA Diagnosed in 2009   I never researched Hashimoto's Disease when I received the "hypothyroidism" diagnosis. My doctor made it sound so simple, "Take this pill. Your thyroid needs it. You'll feel better." So I did. My Story: A Brief Summary I spent…
Categories: Hashimoto's, Natural Remedies, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Autoimmune, Diet, Hashimoto's, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Vitamins And Minerals

A Worldwide Leader Of Thyroid Change

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Michelle Bickford, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 36 years old Hashimoto's Thyroiditis New Jersey, USA Diagnosed in 1987 Help spread the message that thyroid treatment and healthcare changes are needed, on May 25th, 2014, World Thyroid Day! Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is part of who I am. Diagnosed at the age of 11, my personal story is intricately…
Categories: Concerns, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Hashimoto, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hormones, HYPOthyroidism, T4

No More Hiding My Happiness Due To Hypothyroidism

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Vikki Gavin, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   45 years old Florida, USA Hypothyroidism 2013   My nickname is Giggles, but sometimes it's just part of the act. One of the many faces I have developed over the years, to mask my hypothyroidism symptoms. Maybe, with proper healthcare and this new doctor, I can be the real GIGGLES again! To…
Categories: Concerns, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Brain Fog, Fatigue, HYPOthyroidism, Mental Health, Mood Swings, Nodules, Thyroid

RAI And A Complete Thyroidectomy Failed To Extinguish My Hyperthyroidism

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Mac Winslow, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 37 years young North Carolina, USA Graves' Disease (Hyperthyroidism) 2005 Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune disease that causes the overproduction of thyroid hormones, in other words hyperthyroidism. At age 28, I had lost some weight and wasn't sleeping well. I decided to go in for a physical before our…
Categories: Graves', HYPERthyroidism, Need To Know, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment
Tags: Fatigue, Graves' Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Iodine, Radiation, RAI, Synthroid, Thyroidectomy

I Earned My Master’s Degree With No Help From Hypothyroidism

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A. R. C., Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 24 years old London, England Hypothyroidism 2013 The decline in my health, low energy levels and slight increase in weight were all issues I associated with university-induced stress, not something related to my thyroid, much less Hypothyroidism. How does one even contain a written piece about something that slowly infiltrates…
Categories: Diet, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Brain Fog, HYPOthyroidism, Memory, Stress, Thyroid, Weight

Hashimoto’s Disease Caused My Wedding Bell Blues

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Stephanie Williams, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 29 years old Wales, UK Hashimoto's Disease 2011 My story starts back just a few short years ago, after the birth of my second child, Harri..... I felt terribly ill throughout the entire pregnancy. Exhaustion was just part of my daily routine. Not having any energy to do normal things, was…
Categories: Hashimoto's, Health, Medications, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Fatigue, Hashimoto's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Thyroid

RAI Killed My Thyroid Gland and I Still Have Thyroid Problems

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Suzanne Root, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 52 years old California, USA Hypothyroid post RAI, hyperthyroid, Adrenal Fatigue 2010 WHO knew I would soon be taking RAI and getting rid of one of my body parts? I began having what I thought were hot flashes, along with muscle weakness, insomnia, leg cramps, extreme mood swings, that…
Categories: Adrenal Fatigue, Concerns, Diet, Health, HYPERthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Medications, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Vitamins/Supplements
Tags: Adrenal Fatigue, Diet, Hyperthyroidism, HYPOthyroidism, Natural Dessicated Thyroid, Radiation, RAI, Supplements, Synthroid, Treatment, Vitamins

Figure Competition Winner To Fatigue – My Thyroid Battle

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Dorielle Dvorin, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 44 years old Frisco, Texas Hypothyroidism 2013 Finally, I found a doctor that hears me. I am not crazy, this isn't ALL IN MY HEAD. It is not depression or aging or stress. Those things definitely play a roll in this process, but thyroid disease is a real thing. Hypothyroidism is…
Categories: Adrenal Fatigue, Concerns, Diet, Fibromyalgia, Health, HYPOthyroidism, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers
Tags: Diet, Diuretics, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Fitness, HYPOthyroidism, Steroids, Thyroid, Weight Gain

My Life Is Like A SeeSaw – Hyperthyroidism, Medications and Radiation

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Brittany Clark, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 27 years old Garrison, Kentucky Hyperthyroidism 2002 This was my hyperthyroidism life. Medicines were plentiful, nose bleeds (lots of them), iodine, and bunches of SLEEP. I was a small child when my mother and grandmother noticed my neck (thyroid) was enlarged. That was when it all started - Hyperthryoidism.…
Categories: Concerns, Graves', HYPERthyroidism, Need To Know, Prevention, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Treatment, Vitamins/Supplements
Tags: Brain Fog, Graves' Disease, Health Issues, Hyperthyroidism, Medications, Radiation

Magic, Yoga, Mexico and Me – A Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Journey

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Sissy Maga, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 41 years old San Mateo, Mexico Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 2010 I saw the BEST doctor in my country, Mexico and still my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis went undetected. I am an active person. I love using my body in a creative way and always have, as long as I can remember (ha! some…
Categories: Diet, Thyroid, Thyroid Thrivers, Wellness
Tags: Diet, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Health, Myxedema, Weight Loss, Yoga

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