Newbie here, bit confused about hypo and Hashimoto
OK, so even though I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 17years ago and treated with Levothyroxine I don’t ever remember having my thyroid antibodies tested. I don’t remember much from my first diagnosis, only that my neck was swollen so my GP tested for thyroid problems (probably TSH/T4 only). Over the years my dose steadily increased, as did my weight. My hypo symptoms remained the same until recently, when stress, pregnancy and iron, vitD and vitB12 deficiencies (which I discovered recently) made me feel much worse.
My question is: could I have been Hashi through all these years? Or could I have developed Hashi recently after years of being hypo?
I am asking because Im seeing my GP tomorrow (Wednesday) and Im considering whether there is a point asking her to test my thyroid antibodies?