It took over 3 years of being horrendously unwell to find medical support for my not so common presentation of thyroiditis and this was because I was labelled and not heard. Postpartum Thyroiditis After giving birth I had what has been described as an ‘extreme presentation’ of Postpartum Thyroiditis – a condition where your thyroid… Continue reading Birth and Beyond – My Battle with Thyroiditis: It looks like we’ve done enough for you.
It was so simple. After nearly three years, I was listened to, heard, and finally found support. Thyroiditis can cause in a small case of patients, a combination of hyper and hypothyroidism as described in literature.' I was returned to the thyroxine (previously prescribed when my thyroid was underactive) and given a support plan. There… Continue reading Part 6 My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis: The simplicity of acknowledgment, diagnosis and support instilled gratitude and rage simultaneously.
Why CAN Affirmation Can Affirmation Cards were created in response to my own health journey. After giving birth I experienced an extreme presentation of Postpartum Thyroiditis and continuing health problems for several years after this. I found it nearly impossible to access the support that I required and my symptoms were constantly dismissed as mental… Continue reading FREE DOWNLOAD: CAN (Create Another Narrative), Affirmation Cards
The symptoms And so it goes on and on and on and on. The symptoms once again returned, sent me home from dancing, stopped me from sleeping, made me cancel social events, became excuses for courses and eventually got me a sick note from my 1.5 days a week job - something that, at the… Continue reading Part 5 of My Ongoing Battle With My Thyroid Health: Life was slipping through my fingers once again and then I spoke with ‘the lady like me’ who presented new opportunities and hope.
Good health I left my last post, once again writing 'from a position of good health.' After over eight months of experiencing a return of symptoms that ebbed and flowed through me on a daily basis and to different degrees of severity, my body had (for the second time) slowly regained some sense of normality.… Continue reading Part 4 of My On-going Battle with Thyroid Health: Feeling better and building relationships, is there hope?
It's Complicated I'm finding it gradually harder to write about my experience with Postpartum Thyroiditis, namely because I am no longer postpartum. It’s been over twenty-four months since I gave birth to my daughter, and my health has still not fully recovered. The weight of the information in my head, my exhaustion from my ever-changing… Continue reading Part 2 of My On-going Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis, Suspected Graves and Thyroid Eye Disease: Nearly two years after giving birth and I continued the battle to be heard.
The journey to good health following my battle with postpartum thyroiditis was a strange and isolating one. It was also a time where I found out a great deal in terms of my own health and wellbeing. In this post, I share the little things that helped me to get through postpartum thyroiditis. 1. Empower… Continue reading Postpartum Thyroiditis Survival Kit: Following the birth of my Daughter I had a difficult time with postpartum thyroiditis. Here I share what helped me on the road to recovery.
Up to 10% of women experience Postpartum Thyroiditis however, due to lack of knowledge and understanding accessing treatment and care was nearly impossible. 'Postpartum Thyroiditis is probably the most common Thyroid disease now seen in the UK.' (British Thyroid Foundation) My story I call it a battle with postpartum thyroiditis because that is what it… Continue reading Part 1 of My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis: Three months following the birth of my daughter I become extremely ill with postpartum thyroiditis and after a misdiagnosis of psychosis it was impossible to find support.