My son has been showing signs of underactive thyroid for the last 6 years and has had his tsh tested 4 times! doctors say its in the normal range. He has now developed joint problems and has been diagnosed with inflammatory arthiritis by a rheumatologist, he asked her for a thyroid test but it did not get done.
He has gained a lot of weight which diets have not helped, he is able to do much exercise since the arthiritis and being in pain every day.
Gp now agreed to do a thyroid antibody test but says she does not think its thyroid.
I do know of someone else who had thyroid problems and got tested and was told more than once it was in the normal range.
We shall see what comes of this blood test which is not until middle of march! and i read on here about two different types of anti body so will see what the result comes back and ask him to mention the other anti body test, thankyou to the person who pointed this out.