When I was diagnosed hypo in 1981, my GP called it myxedema. I presume that is the ‘old’ name for it.
I’m under the impression that my thyroid antibodies have never been tested (maybe they have?). Now (35 years later) I’m wondering if I have Hashimotos. I’ve just read a reply by unbeldi -https://healthunlocked.com/thyroiduk/posts/133656912/what-doctors-dont-tell-you about her symptoms of under medicated Hashi’s and that’s exactly how I used to feel. I’ve done some research online over the last hour or so. When a Hashi patient is under medicated & psychiatric symptoms kick in, it’s called Prasad’s Syndrome.
Please tell me the difference between hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s. I know the medication is the same. If I do have Hashi’s, should I have been told by the doctors? Would it have made any difference to anything? Also taking into consideration that on two separate occasions I requested to be referred to a psychiatrist as I felt I was going insane.