What Autoimmune Illness Really Feels Like

As March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to share my own experience of living with an autoimmune condition. As autoimmune conditions – an immune response which causes the body to attack itself – are by their nature often invisible, they can lead to misunderstanding, misconception, and sometimes disbelief. Many sufferers are confronted with the notion that their health complaints are somehow…

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Tiredness, Tears and Thyroxine: My Troublesome Thyroid Gland and Me

For as long as I can remember, tiredness has been a defining feature of my life. As a child I was a keen dancer, but I struggled to maintain stamina at two hour dance sessions alongside other children. PE became a torment and I was always last to be picked for everything (instilling a lifelong…

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