I was actually diagnosed when we lived in Canada, as they diagnose by symptoms, and I had a goitre. Unfortunately we returned to the UK a few months later and my new GP insisted on a blood test before prescribing more thyroxine. The blood test was of course 'normal' and despite me begging and offering to sign a disclaimer, no further medication was ever given.
I have had many different GPs over the last 11 years and the answer has been the same despite my cortisol being all over the place I was also refused a referral to an endocrinologist and I didn't have the will or strength to fight. Finally this week I have been told that I am hypothyroid (TSH 14.39) and put on 100mg of thyroxine but I have the feeling that this is only the start of a new fight to get effective treatment!
I actually believe that I have had thyroid issues since my 1st pregnancy 20 years ago. I remember ballooning up at 6 months practically overnight (my weight gain had been minimal, I was very slim, until that point but I ended up 4 stone overweight by the time I gave birth, currently 6 stone overweight) and carried a lot of amniotic fluid with all my pregnancies. I lost my 2nd child to an extremely rare auto immune disorder at birth which was never explained and also another of my children has severe learning difficulties which I understand can happen if the mother has thyroid issues.
I am alternating between fury and relief. Any words of advice regards medication/supplements would be greatly appreciated.