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The Spoonie Struggle


Aug 11, 2021

Episode 30: Dafne Wiswell's Story of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

In this episode, Dafne Wiswell shares her story of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. Through diet, spirituality/faith-based practices, setting boundaries, and practicing forgiveness, she was able to eliminate Rheumatoid Arthritis from her experience. She was diagnosed with RA based on imaging. Six months later, she was experiencing extreme fatigue and was sent for bloodwork, which revealed Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. She goes out of her way to find good doctors and advocates for herself by leaving doctors if they do not provide good care. Her current regimen consists of a thyroid supplements. She advocates for herself heavily with insurance companies. She coped using psychotherapy, social support, engaging in self-care, spending time with people who make her laugh, resting, eating, exercising, and spending time in nature. Flares are usually triggered by stress.

 

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