I'm a Newbie (I'm in the UK), and just got back my results for Hypothyroidism:
My mother had clear results, until she nearly died before being diagnosed.
Are my results "normal"? I've had M.E./Fibro since August 1988. I went through the '"Signs and Symptoms" of Hypothyroidism and could answer positively to almost all of the questions'.
The reasons for asking for the Hypothyroidism test in the first place was because of the sudden (and I mean very sudden) gain of over a stone in weight ~ which is impossible because of the way I eat. I've had ever increasing hair loss and brittle breaking hair (of what's left), and developed a 'smell' that reminded me so much of my mother when she was sick, that I thought I'd as for the test.
Of course, the "syndrome" of M.E./Fibro and Hypothyroidism (often called Chronic Fatigue these days) have countless similarities regarding symptoms, with Hypothyroidism.
My mother was diagnosed with Hypo at age 17 ~ and when WW2 was underway she stopped receiving medication and went on being untreated until approx 1965 when she was dying from neglect of her doctors who considered her an 'overanxious little woman' (you almost had to be around in the 1960's to understand that derogatory term!).
Do I want to have Hypothyroidism? No. But at least it's treatable, whereas M.E./Fibro isn't, and my quality of life is very poor indeed.
Any advice gratefully received, with thanks, Barbara