My 20 year old daughter is following the family pattern of thyroid disease. She is at Uni and has had positive test for high antibodies last year and they wanted to wait and re test. Through the summer she was always freezing cold and sleepy, gaining weight, no energy. I also noted that her neck is swollen. I told her to go back to the doctor and ask for ultrasound for her neck and more tests....iron vits etc, the few that they would run are TSH 3.19 (0.34-5.6) FT4 9.4(7.5-21.1) , the other tests they say they want to do in three months time. In the meantime they have asked her to lose 1.5 stones and take a multi vitamin!!
To me it is obvious she has Hashimotos and is glaringly hypothyroid....do I wait for the doctors to prescribe or do I suggest that she self medicate? I have sent her Nutri Thyroid as supplement support and I will also send her Vit d3 she has also recently gone gluten free.
Making the decision to self medicate myself after years of being undertreated for Hashis is alot less scary than suggesting this for my daughter, overriding a GP decision is still difficult but worse would be watching as my daughter struggles to function until her thyroid completely packs in ...my thoughts are to start her on thyroid hormone before it gets any worse or tell the doctor thats what we will do if he doesnt. Any advice , experience or insight would be much appreciated. If it comes to it I would get her a private consultation with the endo who had helped me get T3 treatment . Thank you in advance for any feedback