I've never really heard of thyroid conditions before until I decided get a copy of my medical records and found out in 2014 I had found out i have raised antibodies, no thyroid SX and normal thyroid function I also had a ultrasound which came back normal. Back then I was 17 so i wasn't so health conscious so i didn't care too much but now i am 22 years old I have hypochondria even, I decided to book an appointment but my health anxiety made me look on google to see what did the raised antibodies mean, all i could see was an illness called hashimotos and it did scare me, but i ignored it and went to see my GP to tell her my worries.
She told me theres nothing to worry about, I had a blood test in February 2017 which showed my thyroid was normal but it was specifically just thyroid tests it was a full blood count so I don't know if it makes a different. The GP insisted we should keep track of it every year and there is nothing to worry about I am at a young age of 22 and she says it normally shows at 40-50 and it might not even show but honestly I am worried. Especially because she stated I could be on medication forever and also other things came up on the internet for example goitre grave disease ect.
I decided to take matters in my own hands to see clearly where my health is at and to get a clear picture so i ordered a private test online. The test is a finger prick test and it includes 6 tests which is T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies for a comprehensive picture of thyroid health.
What do you guys think?