Hi all, first post. I am a 25 y/o female. I have a long family history of autoimmune problems, mum is hypothyroid, also very strong family history of stroke and heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
I have come here because I think I have problems with my thyroid? Back in 2012 I attended an ultrasound scan and the woman scanning my thyroid said it was enlarged and looked bulky. Had a second one in 2015 due to problems swallowing and again the thyroid looked enlarged. I tilt my head back in the mirror and my thyroid does appear to be sticking out a bit.
Other symptoms - constipation, tiredness, pins and needles in feet, heavy periods, dry skin all over back and legs, feeling cold, dizziness, ears ringing, insomnia, heart beating very slowly, easy weight gain despite no change in eating pattern. Some of my symptoms are affecting me at work, too.
So I hope to get as much advice on here as I can!
Thank you for reading!
TSH 10.7 (0.2 - 4.2)
FREE T4 9.2 (12 - 22)
FREE T3 3.0 (3.1 - 6.8)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY 381 (<34)