Its been 2 weeks since I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism...It came as a bit of a shock. Was having heavy periods that lasted weeks so went to the doctors, got given blood test and smear (came back clear YAY!) and got a call asking me to come discuss my results. I went along expecting a prescription for iron tablets due to anaemia however got told my TSH levels was running at 40!!! and T4 levels of 5.9, I had hypothryodism and given a prescription for 75mg of levothyroxine...and i would have to be taking them for the rest of my life.
At the time I didnt think to ask what had caused it because after the dr asked do you struggle to lose weight and are you cold all the time I was actually really relieved that I wasnt going mad! I felt cold all the time...I would walk around my house in a hoodie and dressing gown most of the time. After reading up on hypothryodism I read the symptom list and it read like a story of my life the last few months.
But the news has sunk in now and it keeps coming back to what causes it in someone my age and how do I find out? I have to go back in a few months to have another blood test to check my levels so is there any way I can find out what caused my throid to suddenly stop working?