Throughout my teens I was very thin, ate a lot but never gained weight. Then at 19 I gradually gained a stone over about 18 months and then another stone over another year or so. Last summer I weighed a little over 10 stone, now a year on I weigh over 12 stone, am completely exaughsted and literally feel like my body is slowing down.
My family and i always thought I would end up with an over active thyroid since I was so slim, i had regular Thyroid Function tests which were consistantly 'normal'. In 2012 I was tested for anti bodies which came back positive at 285. I recently requested my test results for the past 11 years and all they could find were 2 tests and i know for a fact I have had at least 10 done over the years.
My Mum, both my full brothers, my Nan on my fathers side, 3 uncles on my mothers side and 2 cousins on my fathers side have either under or over active thyroids.
My T4 levels are 12, my TSH is 1.7 and my T3 I forget but it was normal.
I serioulsy feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall with the docs they just keep telling me to diet and exercise more.
I have taken my Basal Body Temp which averages at 35.8C
I know it's my thyorid but the docs just won't listen, it's really getting to me now I have been trying to get them to listen for almost a year, I have had to quit my studies because i just can't concentrate and take a part time job because I don't have the energy to work full time.
Does anyone think I might be right or am I just going crazy