Just joined HU to see if there is anything here that can help me. About 4 years ago, an excess of thyroid stimulation hormone in my blood tests showed my thyroid gland was struggling to create enough thyroid hormone. Is one of these T4 please? I understand that this is as a result of an autoimmune response. My GP prescribed me levothyroxine which being a hormone supplement like insulin entitles me to have all my medicines free on nhs prescription. I did not expect my GP, who is very busy, to immediately offer to fill in the necessary form for me.
Anyway does anyone know what are the prospects for someone in their late fifties
developing hypothyroidism and catching it early, please?