After nearly ten years of feeling tired, unbearably heavy periods, depression, and aches and pains, I have been told that I have a problem with my thyroid. Hallelujah. I went for an ultrasound for something unrelated, and the person dng it spent a while scanning my thyroid and asking me questions abut it. I then got a letter asking me to go for a biopsy, and it turns out I have a lump on one side of my thyroid. What amazes me is that I have been telling my doctor that I have hypo for all this time, asking for blood tests, and being told I'm 'normal and should try to lose weight'.
I am so happy to have found this forum. I have been reading others' accounts and shouting 'that's the same as me!'. It saddens me that so many people go through the same symptoms and are overlooked. My advice to anyone who thinks they might have a thyroid problem, or have a list of symptoms as long as their arm, is to keep on at your doctor. I'm not out of the woods yet, though, in terms of diagnosis. My doctor has said that I do have a problem, but my levels are normal. I will keep on pushing. I get my results from a CT scan on Friday, so all being well will get a date for a partial thyroidectomy then, and can start talking to them about getting on Thyroxine. But I am ecstatic that someone has said there's a problem; that's its not that I'm fat and lazy and hormonal and need to pull myself together. It's actually something that can be treated and I can look forward to a new life.