Hi I was diagnosed in 2005 after suffering since I was 17. I am now 62 and was diagnosed in 2005 by a private endo. My life has been totally ruined as my education an social life stopped because of panic attacks and agoraphobia. My tests always came back normal for thyroid and my GP had said I had all the symptoms of thyroid disease but because my tests said I was normal. Yesterday I visited a new younger go and asked for an antibodies test and I was told there was no need as there will always be antibodies. Can't believe it. So I have ordered a private test and will post results. I stopped taking levothyroine as it is useless. I am determined to get some help as I approach retirement. A life destroyed by incompetent doctors and government guidelines. Thank you for any advice you can give me.