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

Bipolar, Mental Health & Thyroid – Is there a link?

For a while now, I have been thinking that there is something not quite right with me. I have previously passed this off as my thyroid levels being a little bit out of whack and causing me problems.Lately however, I have been feeling not quite myself, even more so than normal.My head has been allRead 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

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

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