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Invisible Hypothyroidism: What To Do If People Don’t Understand You

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Living with an invisible illness or thyroid condition can be a difficult experience. It is often misunderstood by others. As someone with a thyroid condition, it can be frustrating to try and explain your experience to others who may not fully understand.

However, the only person who truly understands your experience is you.

YOUR Unique Experience

Living with a thyroid condition is a unique experience, and one that is different for everyone. While others who also have a thyroid condition may be able to relate to some of your struggles, your experience is still unique to you.

It is important to remember that your pain and struggles are valid, even if others do not fully understand or validate them.

The Challenge of Invisible Illness

One of the challenges of living with a thyroid condition is that it is often an invisible illness. This means that others may not be able to see or feel the effects of your condition, which can make it difficult for them to understand or relate.

It is important to recognize that unless someone has a chronic or invisible illness themselves, it may be impossible for them to truly understand your experience.

Acceptance and Validation

While it can be frustrating to feel as though others do not understand your experience, it is important to remember that you do not need their validation. Your experience is valid regardless of whether others understand it or not. It is important to focus on acceptance rather than validation, and to surround yourself with people who are willing to learn and understand.

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Setting Boundaries

It is important to recognize that not everyone will be able to fully understand or relate to your experience. It is okay to set boundaries. You can conserve your energy by not wasting it on people who are not willing or able to understand. It is also important to seek out support from those who do understand, such as fellow thyroid patients in online support groups.

Share Your Experiences

If you struggle with feeling misunderstood or invalidated, it can be helpful to share your experiences with others who can relate. If you have people in your life who are willing to learn and understand, you can direct them to resources such as articles and books that provide information about thyroid conditions.

We Stand together…

Living with invisible illness in the form of a thyroid condition can be challenging, but it is important to remember that your experience is valid and unique.

It can be frustrating when others do not fully understand your experience, but focus on self acceptance rather than validation. 

Seek out support from those who do understand, and set boundaries with those who do not.

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