I've recently been diagnosed with as hypothyroid. It was completely out of the blue as I went to my Doctor with an unrelated issue but happened to mention that I had heavy periods. She ordered a blood test which came back with elevated TSH levels and she put me on a 50mcg of Levothyroxine (since increased to 100mcg).
I had no information about hypothyroidism so I naturally did some research over the following weeks and came up with loads of information regarding Hashimoto's disease, the possible benefits of going gluten free etc.
At a follow up appointment with my Doctor I asked her about Hashimoto's and whether I might have it and she was adamant that I didn't. So then I asked what caused the Hypothyroidism she said that some people just have it and that it runs in families which seemed contradictory to the information I found online.
As I understand it 90% of people who are hypothyroid in the UK have it due to hashimoto's and the other possible causes of hypothyroidism don't seem to apply to me. I'm concerned as she didn't consider it a possibility whereas from what I've read it seems to be entirely plausible that I have hashimoto's. Have I misinterpreted the information?
Any advice about this would be gratefully received.