I’ve been where you are currently standing, and I am now on the other side. I’ve experienced the fear, guilt, sadness and anger that comes when you hear those words, “You have an autoimmune illness”. I want you to know that this will pass, you will rise, and you will grow into the strong person that this new diagnosis will bring you to. You may not feel your power right now, but I know you will overcome this, and I am here to support you along the way.
When I first was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (an immune response trigger by the consumption of gluten) and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (destruction of the thyroid gland by your own immune system), I was completely lost and didn’t know where to turn. Along my journey, these are the top 5 things I wish someone had told me when I first received my diagnosis 3 years ago.
First, just take a second and breathe. You just received a boat load of news and it probably wasn’t what you...