Living with an Auto immune disease is challenging
I know this first hand, as even now, some days I feel like I have been run over and can barely lift my head off the pillow, then other days I am bouncing off the wall.
I also suffer at times from waves of anxiety and depression for no apparent reason.
Before I was diagnosed I was tested for all sorts of things. I had to have an Angiogram to test my heart, as the results were always “false positive”.
I was told that I could have Ross River Fever…there were so many things that seemed so wrong.
Feeling tired by 3 pm?
By 3 pm each day I was ready to sleep, and if I was stuck in traffic driving home, I have been known to pull off to the side of the road and have a nap. Those were difficult days.
I felt as if the medical professionals and my family thought I was imagining things.
Read more here about auto immune diseases
Unexplained weight gain
I was determined to get better and so I thought I would exercise as much as I could by walking up steep hills after work each day.
One day, I was chatting away as I was walked up a steep hill with a friend, when I just dropped to the ground. I had fainted.
At first it was thought it was the extreme heat of the day that caused me to faint, but deep down, I knew that something was wrong.
So it was a relief when I was diagnosed with Hashimotos thyroiditis.
I was told that I could manage the disease and take medication, and I have been on that journey ever since.
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It is still a careful juggle getting it right, and having my blood tested frequently will show when I need my medication adjusted.
I have also found that the correct diet is an important factor to feeling well again.
Diet can help
Healing Chicken Broth
This bone broth offers amazing healing properties for both your gut and your immune system.
People who consume it regularly report benefits like less joint pain, shiny hair, clearer skin and more.
- 4 chicken legs
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar ( with the mother*)
- 2 stalks of celery
- 6 carrots
- Filtered water (or previously boiled water)
- Season with sea salt or Himalayan pink salt or a pinch of Black pepper to taste
- Cook in a slow cooker for 8 hours, making sure that you cover all the ingredients with the water to about one inch from the top
- Once cooked you can strain and put in the fridge till you want to consume.
I was gifted a book by a loved one written by Izabella Wentz –
So if you want to help a loved one with the challenges of having a thyroid auto immune disease – read more here
Mahatma Gandhi once said ” It is health that is real wealth not pieces of gold and silver”
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