After about 10 years of feeling so ill and not knowing why, I finally thought I had some answers. Using this forum I had ordered blood tests and they came back with very high thyroid antibodies. (Results attached)
Having shown these results to my GP she reluctantly agreed to refer me to an endocrinologist and my appointment was today.
The endocrinologist just told me that most women are born with high antibodies and that it doesn't mean that I will ever have any thyroid problems. She said I don't have hashimoto's, and that I only need to worry about my thyroid antibodies when I decide to get pregnant. She also said that all my symptoms are nothing to do with my thyroid.
I'm just so confused, and feel like I'm back to square one.
I guess I'll have to get the money together and go private, but in the meantime, please can I have some advice (and reassurance)? Surely the antibody levels that I have isn't OK? And I thought that the high antibodies meant I did have Hashimoto's??!