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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Westfall

thyroid issues

I use to think my thyroid issues were a flaw. I thought how bad it was for me. I never realized how many women were truly affected by this came condition.

Please send me your friday flaws this week.

And if you suffer from thyroid issues like me I want to know it. We are all in this together.

I found out I had thyroid issues at a annual check up. My doctor told me I had a goiter forming on my right lobe. I was then scheduled for an ultrasound and a fine needle biopsy the next week. At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto disease. Six weeks later the goiter was still causing issues and I had to have surgery to remove my complete right side of my thyroid and partial left side.

After the surgery, I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease.

I take Synthroid every morning when I wake up, and then wait 30 minutes to take any other meds or eat.

It’s hard to talk to people about it sometimes because people without the condition sort of forget about their thyroid and how much it does.

I’ve definitely made changes to deal with this condition though. I don’t just eat whatever I feel like anymore; I make sure to eat healthy foods. At the beginning of all this, I thought I would never be able to manage all the changes I’d have to make, but I’ve gotten through it by keeping a positive mindset. I am here and I am living, and that's all that matters!

Warmly, Amanda Westfall

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