My GP referred me despite what he called normal results from my TFT (TSH 3.58 (0.27-4.2) and fT4 11.9 (12-22) so far). He was almost willing to write me off for three months until I complained about all my symptoms. I'm living on one single healthy meal a day simply to maintain weight. I can't eat anything else at all or I gain. I have a constant heater in my room because I'm so cold. My hair thinned in places, I've lost the outer third of my eye brows, I have pins and needles in my feet, I'm exhausted with ten hours sleep and my digestive and reproductive cycle are either out of whack or totally gone for months at a time. I'm also apparently iron deficient. I have a largish lump in my neck (see photo.) it's slightly to the left. My doctor examined it manually and sent me to an endo because he says he's not experienced enough with hashimotos or anything else.
Is this apparent goitre going to help me be taken more seriously? It isn't painful as such but I am aware of it being there. Pupils in my class noticed it and were talking about it so it definitely isn't subtle.