Thank you for the add, I’m looking for insight from the group and apologies in advance for long post..
I have left thyroid removed in 1997 due to goitre that had been there all through my teens. I was never monitored and this is my own fault for not fully understanding what an impact this has on the body but in 2011 hypo symptoms were very bad had eventually got dr to check bloods and started eltroxin and slowly increased over yrs. currently on 100mg
For past two yrs I have been feeling so tired depressed I’m on immune suppressing meds for psoriatic arthritis two yrs now and since jan 2016 swallow difficulty has been horrendous I’m finding it so hard to engage doctors but so far they have had an X-ray with dye and found reflux with double swallow but as I can get food down they cannot grade this so I’m back to doctors to try next process.
Convinced my doctor to run bloods for thyroid as the tightness feel like when my goitre was there but that’s the side that they removed thyroid.
Bloods came back and wondered if someone could advise given that I’m in immune suppressing injections and living with half a thyroid would you consider that I have Hashimoto’s I’ve an appointment to return to my doctor but the brain fog that I’m experiencing is just not letting me be subjective in my care and don’t know what I should be asking for please if anybody can help I would be very grateful.
I don’t know if I something other than hypothyroidism such as graves due to weight loss. My doctor will not entertain t3 meds and currently looking into getting these but finding this difficult without a prescription.
I will add blood test and if anybody could give me their experienced eye and insight I would be so thankful.