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As I write this issue, I'm trying my best not to scratch my very itchy body!

I seem to have developed hives and, I believe, histamine intolerance, which I will be discussing with my functional medicine practitioner on Monday when I see her next. Itchiness that is so bad it causes you to draw blood or even bruise yourself because you're scratching so hard, seems quite common among us thyroid patients. I see questions asking about it daily on my group.

Despite the itching taking up a lot of my time and patience, I completed my Life Coaching Diploma last week as I get another qualification under my belt. I’m hoping it will help develop me more as a writer and thyroid advocate, in terms of helping people improve their mental health, outlook and stability when going forward in addressing their physical health. It’s so important to look after both. We often can’t get better in physical health until we’re also fostering good mental health.

Speaking of which, if you haven't seen on social media yet, I'm developing a 'thyroid course' with Nadha at Thyroid Transitions. It is still in the early stages as we work on an outline for what is included, but the aim is to create a course that those with hypothyroidism can complete to understand their health more and learn about what they can do to improve it.

It will include both thyroid information and education to improve your physical health and knowledge, as well as practical tips and resources for better mental health and wellbeing. We want to equip more thyroid patients with not only knowledge on hypothyroidism, but also tools for mentally thriving with it too.

If you’re interested in providing feedback on an early version, please drop me an email at Invisiblehypothyroidism@gmail.com and you’ll be contacted when it is available to test-drive and provide feedback on.

You can also now see the filming I did for Medichecks, here.

Thyroid love x

Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism