I spent half my life not knowing why I felt bad or unhealthy...and then once I was told I had hypothyroid I spent ten years being either in denial or undertreated.
It wasn't until I was pregnant with my youngest that the words "hashimoto's thyroiditis" were even spoken to me.(How is that even possible in this day and age of technology? I still don't know.)
In the last two years it has been a roller coaster ride of facing the issue, getting meds right, researching what might help, and attempting to get to some form of "healthy."
I am so fortunate that I have the love and support of my husband. It is in researching, joining support groups and forums, thinking about my own past, that i realize just how few people really have the support of someone who loves them when they are dealing with what so many of us refer to as our "invisible disease."
I can't say I am healed.
I can't say I feel awesome.
I'm not, and i don't.
But, here is what i do to try to feel better.
1. Exercise: I do yoga...for me yoga is one of the best things i have done for myself...
4. Take my medicines:
5. Eat right:
6. Take vitamins:
7. Get outside as much as possible
8. Laugh as much as possible.
9. Hug as much as possible.