Just found this community today- it's looks fantastic and very promising.
My wife has Hypothyroidism for a number of years now. About 3 years ago we paid to see a private Thyroid consultant in the UK. He confirmed (through a 2 hour in-person appointment) that my wife is Hypothyroid also most likely Hashimoto's. He prescribed meds which made a HUGE difference initially- say for the first 6 months.
Since then she plateaued and has now gone back to almost square one. She is VERY fed up with this. She has no energy, a lot of migraines, a LOT of muscle / joint pain- and feels that it is all getting slightly worse day by day. So it's my mission to get to the bottom of this and get her on the right track.
In all this time, she has never had any tests done- her diagnosis was (as stated above) purely be description of symptoms.
Her consultant has recently suggested two tests- one of them being urine and the other saliva. Sorry- don't have the name of the tests on me, but can find out later and edit this post.
I'm thinking she really foes need the full range of blood tests done- in order to set a benchmark?