I've just joined today and was really hoping for some wisdom/insight/support. I've been really unwell for about a year now, initially I had weight loss (2 stone in 3 months) then weight gain, severe fatigue, B12 deficiency, hair loss, digestive issues. The doctors tested me for just about everything - stomach ulcer, gallstones and crohns - all negative.
They finally checked my thyroid in November which was "normal" (I didn't get any details which I should have) but I tested positive for Thyroid Antibodies. They were sitting at just over 1,500.
My aunt and gran on my mums side both suffer from hypothyroidism so I've been battling with doctors since then to keep testing and come up with a solution. I have found a nice doctor now that is convinced that all my symptoms and issues have been related to the antibodies and is testing again to see what level they are at. My TSH level last week was 3.7 (I think lab range was 0.5 - 5). Even though she thinks the antibodies are to blame, she said I might not receive any treatment and that they will just wait and see if it gets worse?!
I've really struggled this past year. I've just turned 29 but feel 109 and it's really impacting on all aspects of my life.
Please can anyone relate any stories or offer any advise? Should I just wait and see if it gets worse?
Sorry for babbling so much, I'm just quite desperate and at the end of my tether!
Thank you all!