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Dear Thyroid, Please Listen To Me!

Post Published: 16 May 2009
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

As you probably know, I’ve been seriously considering running through the streets of rural Massachusetts screaming at night because of you. I can’t help but feel like you’re acting out to punish me. Especially because this year will mark the fourth summer in six years that I am dealing with your unruly madness.

And I know I shouldn’t be so hard on you. I know it’s my immune system that’s the real jerk around here, but I can’t help but blame you for not standing up for yourself. (Did you learn nothing from those videos in health class about self-esteem?!) When my immune system starts pushing you around, I’m begging you not to have a fit. I’m begging you to keep your cool. She’s a schoolyard bully, you know that! Let it go!

I’ve tried satiating your panic with many things: thyroid inhibitors, breathing, yoga, endless soy products, meditation, laughter, biofeedback, more breathing. You know I’ve been trying. So as the six-year anniversary of our struggle approaches, I hope you’ll hear my plea: for the love of God, please calm down.

Your (Exhausted) Hostess,


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One Response to “Dear Thyroid, Please Listen To Me!”

  1. Liz says:

    I absolutely LOVE the first line of this letter. Fabulous all around, but the first line gets me. 🙂

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