Graves Disease – Australian Style!

I have a fantastic guest post from Marie-Louise Pawsey from Australia! She is a lifestyle and dating coach from Down Under. All her social links for you to follow her brilliant blog are included below! Marie-Louise also has Graves Disease, like me – here she tells her story of how she got diagnosed and whatRead more

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

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