Medical Experiments!!

I’ve done a lot of reading on Graves’ disease and the treatment of it since being diagnosed, and one of the things that confuses me is the fact that all current treatment focuses on the effect rather than the cause. The current treatment choices available are antithyroid medication to surpress the thyroid, Radioactive Iodine treatmentContinue reading “Medical Experiments!!”

A Monday Morning Rant!

As soon as I explain to people what Graves’ disease is, their instant response is ‘over active thyroid? I bet it’s easy to lose weight, you’re so lucky.’ Yes, when my Graves’ disease wasn’t diagnosed I lost a lot of weight, but only after putting on loads first because I was eating like a horse,Continue reading “A Monday Morning Rant!”

It’s Not All Or Nothing!!

Graves’ disease is a pretty shit thing to have. There are so many ways it’s effecting my life, but there are some positives I’m getting from it. Since being diagnosed, I’ve understood why I’ve felt so shit for the last four years, and I’ve decided I’m not prepared to let it beat me. I’ve startedContinue reading “It’s Not All Or Nothing!!”

Freestyle Fitness Student Flexibility Challenge – Week 1

This challenge has come about purely because my aerial and pole students keep vocalising how unhappy they are with their current flexibility levels but very few actually come to stretch class. So I’m setting mini sessions for them to do each week at home, in their own time. Back and shoulder stretching is my favourite.Continue reading “Freestyle Fitness Student Flexibility Challenge – Week 1”

I’m An Intolerant Dickhead!!

It’s been a pretty pants start to the week and I’m struggling to stay motivated with training. I’m still having a lot of symptoms of my thyroid being under active but I’m not totally convinced it is yet as my heart rate has gone back to being about normal. I’m a little bit irrational andContinue reading “I’m An Intolerant Dickhead!!”

I’ve Learned To Love Stretching!!!

When it comes to stretching, there is so much information available online that researching becomes a little daunting and it’s hard to know what to do and how often. I’m not an expert but I have managed to make some pretty good progress in the last few months and I’m old! A lot of myContinue reading “I’ve Learned To Love Stretching!!!”

Starting Again And Rebuilding Me!

The reality is there will probably be about a million posts about this. I’m still in the relatively early stages of getting myself fit again and there’s seems to be a lot of up and downs but I’ve kept moving and I’m definitely getting stronger over all so that’s got to be a good thing.Continue reading “Starting Again And Rebuilding Me!”

Swinging Both Ways – Hyper to Hypo and Back Again!

Before I go into all this and explain what’s gone on I will try and explain how the thyroid works a little bit. I’ve said a few times already, my medical knowledge is pretty shoddy. I’m most definitely not a doctor and there’s a good chance I’ll get a few of these things wrong butContinue reading “Swinging Both Ways – Hyper to Hypo and Back Again!”

I Quit!!

Giving up smoking when I was at the height of my Graves’ induced anxiety and depression probably seemed like quite a stupid idea to most people, but to me in made sense. I wanted to regain control of my life and in my head, stoping smoking was something I needed to do to do that.Continue reading “I Quit!!”

Diagnosed At Last

I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease on 12th September 2019, and with hyperthyroidism on 3rd June 2019. But I’ve been ill for a lot longer than that. About four years ago I was hit with some really stressful and difficult to manage news and I believe that was the trigger for my Graves’ disease. SinceContinue reading “Diagnosed At Last”