I have been having all the symptoms for quite some time my dad and my sister are both hypo and on levo. I had another test at the doctors that came back with a TSH of 5.85 I asked the GP about 3 years ago for one just to rule it out after dad and sister got diagnosed I was told it was normal I don t know the exact result.. Dad went to doctor with feeling tired and sister got found out when checking out fertility issues and they both got better once treated. I was quite shocked when the test came back as elevated (doc send for a few as I thought I might have a gynaecological problem or gut issue due to the pain and swelling) as I thought I had the all clear.
When having a read on the thyroid uk site I discovered that in Germany they will treat hypo from 2.5 TSH onwards that's where my dad and sister live. So maybe I was higher than them but got dismissed before.
The good news is that the GP ordered a thyroid function test I just hope they now find something so I can feel better like my dad and sister. I m worried that I will just get told to go away and your symptoms are there because you are fat and you don't push hard enough with extreme exercise. And yes all overweight people say their glands don't work etc.
Hopefully it will go ok. I have another question I have private med insurance with work can I get more help if the GP route doesn't work. I m convinced this is the problem since all I read sounds like me. Thanks in advance.