Symptoms of thyroid disease can reveal themselves in many different ways. Discussing the many presentations of thyroid disease can help individuals recognize when they should have their thyroid hormone levels checked. Thyroid patient advocate, writer, and author, Rachel Hill discusses the ten most surprising symptoms that she faced as a result of thyroid disease. If you identify with these symptoms, you should request a full thyroid panel run by a medical professional.
by Denise Roguz
ThyroidChange Co-Founder and Hashimoto's Patient
During Thyroid Disease Awareness Month, a ground-breaking new documentary on thyroid disease, Sick to Death!, will have its online premiere on Vimeo. The film uncovers the horrible difficulties that patients often have with getting diagnosed or finding proper treatment.
by Denise Roguz
ThyroidChange Co-Founder, Hashimoto's and Lyme Disease Patient
Chronic illness is hell. No doubt about it. The physical pain, sheer exhaustion, crumbling of body systems, coupled with feelings of defeat, guilt, and shame, are horrific to say the least. It can reduce you to your very core. It can rob you of the person you once used to be. It has no mercy.
by Michelle Santonastaso
ThyroidChange Guest Writer and Hashimoto's Patient
At 11-years-old, you hardly understand the complexities of life and the implication of any diagnosis.
My doctor told me I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and that it was insignificant… a pill, every day, and blood tests, every 6 months.
by Kit Kellison
ThyroidChange Guest Writer
It's 1988, I'm 28, married with two small kids and I'm sick all the time. Although I have bone-deep fatigue, my most annoying symptom is the overwhelming brain fog and short-term memory problems that make it almost impossible to get a grocery list together and get myself to the store and back without getting lost in my own neighborhood.