Thank you for letting me join I am 32 years old and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2011, 4 years after an ultrasound showed my thyroid was enlarged and vascular and I had a high TSH. The GP I saw at the time said there was little point in testing for antibodies because the surgery only tested for them in exceptional cases. I went to a different GP surgery who tested my antibodies and they came back raised.
I was started on Levothyroxine 5 months later after my TSH was in its 20s and Free T4 below range.
I never felt completely well on Levothyroxine and I have so many symptoms - ears ringing for hours on end, hard stools, tiredness, eyes feeling sore and heavy, difficult swallowing, chest pains, weight gain, splitting nails, cracked heels, heavy periods, dry skin, paleness to face, bone pain. I also have low bone density and my bones are prone to fracture.
I take no other medications, just Levothyroxine though I took Omeprazole in 2016 for 3 months for acid reflux which was diagnosed with an endosopy. I also had orthopaedic surgery in 2011 for a ruptured hip tendon and this needed to be repaired.
I lost 2 jobs due to how badly I have felt, parents have shunned me regarding anything health wise. Sorry if I sound like a lost case. I take 100mcg Levothyroxine.
Many thanks in advance
TSH - 4.90 (0.2 - 4.2)
FREE T4 - 14.8 (12 - 22)
FREE T3 - 3.3 (3.1 - 6.8)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY - 375.3 (<34)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY - 458.5 (<115)