It's Thyroid Awareness Month and I'd like to share some stories these next few weeks.
I used to think I had a learning disability and was even tested when I was younger.
I’ve always had a hard time remembering the curriculum I just learned.
It would take me forever to write things out.
I had a hard time articulating out loud what I know in my head.
Sometimes this still happens.
This created a ton of self-doubt and low self-esteem.
Until I realized years later, that I probably had Hashimotos since I was a teenager.
The brain fog and stumbling to find the words.
The constant tiredness and falling asleep in class.
Everything I look back on leads to undiagnosed Hashimotos.
But having a diagnosis doesn’t solve the problem.
Even having the “right” medication doesn’t solve the problem, completely.
There’s always that little bit of sludge that still keeps the thoughts stuck.
What has helped me tremendously was focusing on 5 keys areas: movement, mindset, meals, sleep, hydration.
Not only does the brain fog clear up but it helped bring back the energy that was being zapped from my body and my body back into the clothes I want to wear.
To get a handle on it, we need to train it to serve us and not keep us stuck.
It’s SOOOOO easy to let it sink us into all the bound nature feels.
But we CAN pull ourselves out of that sludge.
Happy to chat if you or someone you know has been feeling this way.