I didn't know how bad it was until I realized how good it could be.
Three months ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease -- a thyroid disease that causes hypothyroidism, meaning my body doesn't produce enough of certain very important hormones.
We've tackled some pretty personal topics on MarketHer before, from my family losing our home due to hurricanes last year to Angela sharing how she overcome some tough times in her life, to Christina Bockisch sharing how she balances her mental health with the high demands of agency life and this week is no different.
For the past four years, I've had a wide range of symptoms that I now know were caused by hypothyroidism.
These symptoms included everything from insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, and even hair loss.
Any of these things on their own are awful; put them together and ugh. Just ugh.
While we've devoted this entire second season of MarketHer to Embracing The Struggle, we also realize that there are times when you shouldn't have to Embrace it and that there are times when it's time to fight it.
This situation was one for me personally that I just couldn't embrace the suck anymore, I had to find out what was going on and I am so glad I did.
Angela, Brie & I share how my diagnosis and the months leading up to it were at times a struggle and I share what lead me to finally call the doctor.