I'm a 23 years old female and have had symptoms that seem to mimic a sluggish thyroid for a few years now. I went to get a comprehensive health check back in October 2015, and had some blood tests done as well as an ultrasound.
Three nodules were found in my left thyroid, one larger complex one measuring 5.6 x 6.9mm (liquid and solid) and two smaller ones. I was told these were probably benign and to just monitor them every 6 months (I have not yet had a follow up ultrasound). My blood test levels were generally okay with thyroid hormones within the normal limits, although they didn't test for everything:
T3 - 107.95 (58-160ng/dl)
FT4 - 0.97 (0.7-1.5ng/dl)
TSH - 2.0026 (0.35-5)
After becoming a little more alarmed I did some further research and decided to return to the doctors to request some additional blood tests and checks for antibodies in January 2016.
FT3 - 3.41 (2-4.4)
T4 - 10.8 (5.1-14.1)
T3 uptake - 36.51 (29.5-41)
TSI - Negative 0.30
TGab - 22.37 (0.01-4.61 iu/ml)
TPOAb - 1.44 (0.01-5.61 iu/ml)
Although they said my levels were fine, I can see that my TGab antibody count was very high. Also, as far as I'm aware, even a small presence of antibodies is not good news.
The doctors seem to think I am okay and no treatments are needed.
However I am not feeling great and really want some advice or suggestions that could bring me closer to a treatment method or diagnosis.
Oh and a final note - I also tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in my original health check, but don't feel any symptoms. Not sure if that could be related.
Any help would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks!