I believe my Hashimotos started after my second child and was diagnosed about 3 years later after one doctor finally sending me for blood tests. I don't live in the UK so i don't have a regular GP like the UK and have to rely on myself to get blood tests etc.. I have been to see three different endos here and have found them to be of no help except to tell me a lot of my symptons are because i am overweight and then take a lot of money of me!! I last had my levels checked in May and were ok, (im currently on euthytox 100 a day)in the last two months i have been feeling very tired really depressed and emotional - i have constant hot sweats, a very bloated stomach, bad lower back pain, and a permenent lump in my throat. I have heart palpertations regulary and seem to have developed an allergy to cold - (Cold Ultricia) My neck look swollen but as my weight seems to creeping up more im not sure if thats due to that. I have been under a lot of stress recently as i want to return to the UK (Im british) but my husband doesn't want to go back, i feel i need the support from family and doctors who i can converse with properly - and as i have two very active kids under 11 it all gets a bit too much sometimes. I only recently found your site and i sat and cried reading everyones posts and realising that what i am feeling is not something i am imagining and feeling that i am a hypocondriact. I sit and cry everyday and really find it hard to get out of bed somedays, ive lost all confidence and in a big mess over what to do. Ive had this now for nearly eight years - i really want to feel like me again.
So sorry for the long post - but i need help with what i need to get tested i usually go and ask for a test for thyroid - but is there anything else i should get tested for - and how should i be tested - shall i go early morning before my tablet and before food ???