You’re a hypochondriac…
They can’t see it so obviously it’s all your mind
I’m talking about invisible illness!
For me it’s an underactive thyroid autoimmune condition.
They couldn’t see it but trust me I could feel it!
My body ached, my head hurt, my throat was sore.
I had digestive issues and rashes galore. The itching was so bad I’d scratch my legs till they bled.
I was bloated, not just my body but my face too, I didn’t look like me.
I was exhausted, but no amount of sleep could even take the edge off. That’s if I could sleep, often it was a case of insomnia.
I couldn’t concentrate and would lose myself half way through a sentence.
I’d feel like my insides were quivering and I could feel my heart beating hard in my chest.
I was always so cold and even had the heating on in the summer!
I was irritable, short tempered and had zero tolerance for stress. Eventually I became anxious and suffered with panic attacks.
And the chronic fatigue… my body was a dead weight. It could come out of nowhere and I’d feel my batteries run out in a matter of seconds.
As you can imagine I felt miserable
BUT my blood tests all came back ‘normal’ and ‘in range’.
Does this ring any bells?
The good news is I don’t feel any of those anymore
I feel happy, healthy, fit and strong
And you can too!
Here’s a few tips on how to start reclaiming your health –
• Become your own health advocate – work with your doctor but understand they have limitations. Time for one and in my experience their priority is disease management not disease prevention or reversal.
• Do your own research and get to know your own body – Knowledge is power!
• Don’t underestimate the ability of the body to heal – it just needs you to give it the right tools.
Don’t be fooled, it’s not in your mind!
Not sure where to start?
Then get in touch because I have been there and come out the other side.