I've always wondered what it was that caused my hypothyroidism - I was 15 when I was diagnosed, and, unlike many hypothyroid patients, thyroid conditions do not run in my family.
A couple of years before my diagnosis, I spent a whole summer very ill with some kind of glandular-fever-esque virus - terrible vomiting and nausea, but once I'd been sick, I would sleep for hours and then feel well again. Fatigue was a prominent symptom of that virus, and I suffered from what appeared to be post-viral fatigue, with the occasional bout of nausea, for around a year afterwards.
It was only after my neck began to swell with a goitre that I was taken to the doctors and diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced something similar to this before their diagnosis, and if so, is there some kind of link between viral illnesses and thyroid issues? I've always been curious and would be interested to find some answers!