Having recently been tested for hypothyroidism and hoping to get treatment starting Weds (third test lucky?!: 1st high TSH, second normal TSH but raised MCV and apparently third time raised TSH and MCV) I have started researching thyroid matters and found you all and Thyroid UK. Thanks for lots of valuable info and insights.
Anyway, I am now wondering about my teenage daughter, who has been diagnosed a year ago with ME or whichever acronym you chose to call it. She is perennially tired, her temperature control is screwy, she gets palpitations and dizziness, lacks concentration and memory and generally feels lousy. It is totally ruining her young life and looks like it will ruin her plans for the future (Uni etc) unless something can be found to help. She is due to attend University College Hospital's clinic for the first time in 2 weeks but I have no idea how much use they will be or if it will be - come back in 6 months and hope you feel better soon - like our local hospital.
Although, I am told she has been tested to see if her thyroid is OK, with my own recent experience I am wondering how credible the results are and what to do. If it really is caused by a virus then maybe there is no point in pursuing more thyroid testing? I don't want to upset my daughter by making a fuss unnecessarily but if there is a chance that some thyroid treatment may help than I certainly want to look into it.
Does anyone have any advice or experience to provide, especially any of you doctors out there? Any help would be great.