I am new here and was told several years ago (about 1999) that I have thyroid auto-antibodies. Since then all thyroid tests have been within normal ranges.
I started taking meds for acid reflux in 1999; HBP (Lisinopril and Bendroflumethiazide) and high cholesterol (Atorvastatin) in 2010 and now Amitriptyline with painkillers for arthritis. I feel tired and sluggish most days. I was very overweight for many years but since January 2012 I have lost 4 stones with Weightwatchers. I stopped the Bendroflumethiazide last summer.
Since last summer I have stopped losing weight despite staying with the weightwatchers plan and it seems I am gaining again which really scares me, as I don't want to go back. The latest blood test still puts my levels within normal ranges for thyroid.
Does anyone else have a similar situation to me with the antibodies and having normal ranges? Does it necessarily lead to a thyroid problem?
Sorry about the lengthy post and hope I've given enough info for a response.