Bladder Issues, Fibromyalgia & Me

Please note this post may contain content that some people may find is TMI! Out of the number of issues I have gone through with my autoimmune diseases and muscle problems, one of the worst (and newest); problems I have come up against, is not sleeping at night due to frequent bathroom trips! I haveRead more

Liebster Award Nomination

Thank you so much to Brea Stewart, The Thyroid Damsel has been nominated for the Liebster award! YAY!  The Liebster Award is an internet based award given to bloggers by other bloggers as a way to promote each other and get discovered online. I love this idea, as the blogging community is so great to beRead more

Can you work with a chronic illness?

Can you work and be chronically ill? As a Trainee Dental Nurse (now fully qualified) 2 years ago I was working and training, working 50 + hours a week 6 days a week. After 18 months it took its toll on me. I was constantly tired and getting run down, and I was finding thatRead more

Abandoned by the medical professionals

Abandoned by the medics Since being diagnosed with Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) I have been personally looking at the reasons why so many people I have spoken to seem to have one autoimmune disease, and then boom, another one, then another. There doesn’t seem to be such a thing as “one autoimmune disease”. Then whilst watchingRead more

Does Homeopathy & Natural Medicine work?

Does Homeopathy Work? I have now given up with standard medication, to be honest. I still take my levothyroxine don’t get me wrong because I know how dangerous it would be for me to stop taking my medications. However! … Since November 2014, I have had my thyroid totally removed, and my gallbladder removed,  frankly,Read more

What Happens at A Short Synacthen Test – And What is it?

What Happens at A Short Synacthen Test – And What is it? Today, after a few weeks wait I am having a short synacthen test (SST). Some Spoonies out there might already know what this is, but for the uninformed like me, this is what it is.   A short synacthen test is given toRead more

Does Meditation Work for Chronic Illness

Does Meditation work for Anxiety? As someone who suffers anxiety and gets stressed easily, I started looking into alternatives to just prescribed medications.  My Mum is a Buddhist and this has helped her, so I started to look into meditation and mindfulness techniques. We have a poster in my living room and the saying onRead more

7 Reasons Why It Is Hard Having A Chronic Illness

Life with an invisible illness to anyone that doesn’t live with one is impossible to understand.” How can people who have an ordinary well functioning immune system possibly understand what life is like? The answer – They can’t. I have created a list of daily issues that people with chronic illness go through to tryRead more

Chronic Illness Bloggers – Blogger Of The Week

I am so honored to have been picked as ‘Blogger Of The Week’ on Chronic Illness Bloggers! This is such an amazing feeling and shows that this blog is doing what it was designed to do. Getting the word out and spreading awareness! Here is my full interview! Blogger of the Week: Lucy at ‘TheRead more

Life With Vitiligo

What is life like living with the skin disorder – Vitiligo? Emma Corrine, a fantastic blogger, has agreed to share her story of living with Vitiligo with The Thyroid Damsel. Emma is a UK Based Lifestyle, Fashion, Photography; Self Development Blogger. (Links to follow her blog are below) My Vitiligo Story The Beginning I can’tRead more