I am Crystal Jane, holistic health coach and founder of Willful Wellness. Did you know there are currently over 30 million Americans suffering with a thyroid disorder? Sadly, thousands more go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, untreated, or undertreated. Because many individuals don’t know they have a thyroid condition, or have been told their symptoms are stress or age-related, they continue to struggle. And while men do get thyroid disorders (my dad for one), ten times as many women are afflicted with a thyroid-related condition.
If you are one of the many who have fallen through the cracks and feel like you're at the end of your rope, you have come to the right place. I've been where you are. Like you, my symptoms and family history were ignored. I was misdiagnosed and told by doctors I was "just stressed" for years before I finally found a doctor willing to test me for thyroid autoantibodies--all because my TSH never went above 2.5. My TPO thyroid autoantibodies were positive, over 10 times the normal limit, and I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
That was over 4 years ago. Since then I have made it my mission to help as many people as possible get the support they need for thyroid recovery, especially when the current system fails them. I set up a survey to get a sense of where people are at in their thyroid recovery and provide free resources to fit individual needs.