I went for a cholesterol check and the doctor decided to check everything. Cholesterol fine but I have an underactive thyroid. It fits, weight gain and little energy, but I put it down to age. Also difficulty with memory and speaking at times - which might be why I didn't realise, I should have, mother and grandmother both had this. I did ask for test result, but the doctor just hovered her mouse over a figure on the computer - 13.5. She said my pituitary had taken over thyroid production and started me on 50mg levothyroxine, and to go back in three months. I will ask for details then, but, after reading messages on this forum and elsewhere should I not be checked a bit sooner?
But, I am so much better - getting through the backlog of tasks and feel brighter, although I have to say I had no sign of depression whatsoever, or hair loss (except eyebrows have thinned) or constipation. Does this mean the onset has been recent or is very mild?
Grateful for any thoughts.