Sunday, July 22, 2012

Why This Exists

     To cut to the chase: Not too long ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 22.

     Recently, I was *trying* to research troubling symptoms and was disheartened by the lack of support sites where people could share their personal experiences. Which is odd. If you were to look on and search hypothyroidism you’d find the following line : “ many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.” That means  a whole lot of ladies out there are working through fatigue, depression, muscle aches and pains, etc, without knowing if or what their feeling is common.

     My blog is about my personal experience with hypothyroidism. I began writing a lot of things down before and after I had a firm grasp of what was happening to my body, but never shared them. In many ways this is therapy for me as I work through where i’ve been and where i'm going. However, I want to keep this open and share this with others, with thyroid disease, and hopefully turn this into advice and support as I discover things along the way.

IN NO WAY do I want to replace medical advice. Seek your physician if you are concerned with your symptoms, medication, etc. I am not medically qualified, nor will I ever claim to be. I just write from where I stand on this.


  1. I too wondered where all the thyroid sufferers were when I first started this journey to wellness. I think I have found them on facebook. Sites like "stop the thyroid madness", "hashimoto's support", and "thyroid disease--one day at a time..." have been my saving grace. I have learned that I am not alone and I am not a crazy person. Check them out if you get a chance. I wish you all the best my dear.


  2. Your information was very helpful as I have similar symptoms. Do you know if your D-dimer levels lowered after you treated the thyroid issue ? This would REALLY be helpful information for me.

    1. Im sorry this took so long to respond to! My new doctor does not like the D-dimer test as he feels it is too non-descriptive. So I have not been retested since I moved. However, alot of the old feelings went away once my dosage was lowered.

      I hope this helps!