Hello there new friends
I am a 38 female. I've been having very distinct symptoms of underactive thyroid, I always knew that it would eventually happen as my mother, all her sisters & my brother suffer with hypothyroidism.
I had a basic thyroid test with my GP last week, which showed nothing, but he suggested paying privately for a full thyroid function test which I am having tomorrow.
I know virtually nothing about the terminology, the acceptable levels, and even if having the test at the wrong time of the day can make a difference to the result. I have also been reading lots of things that suggest you can have very normal looking test results but still be symptomatic. I'm guessing getting treatment isn't all too easy if that is the case. A friend of mine lives abroad and she self treats her hypothyroidism with T3 which she is able to buy over the counter.
She says that it took her a while to find the levels of t3 that suited her, but chooses to asses purely by how her body feels rather than blood results.
It also seems like a scary minefield at the moment and as a busy working mother who feels ready to sleep for the next 100 years I'm scared it's going to be a complex ride to understand all this.... I sure am glad this forum is here. You all seem very knowledgeable.
Would it be ok to run my test results past you once they arrive?
Thanks in advance for listening