LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with type one diabetes and a few years after, they discovered I had celiac, or gluten intolerance. At the age of 24, I was finally, after one year of symptoms, diagnosed with the uncommon disease Addison (adrenal insufficiency). Even though it meant more different kinds of medicines for the rest of my life, it was such a relief to finally be diagnosed and slowly get my life back! Shortly after this, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (under functioning thyroid).
I take different kinds of medicines as substitute for the lack of hormones. Since it´s hard (well, impossible) for these pills/injections to completely act like the body´s own hormones, the diseases make me feel tired. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but they never stop me from doing what I love to do. Workouts and being active/creative makes me feel so much stronger and better. I like to train hard and push myself to the limit! I don´t let my diseases define or control me and I want to inspire others to have the same power!