Hi there! Back in April of this year I was diagnosed with Hasimoto's disease and put on Levothyroxine. At that time my T3, TSH, and T4 were pretty awful. Last week I went back to the doctor because I was having a hard time swallowing (to the point where I was choking on saliva at night) and I had throat pain and pressure. She ordered labs and said I had thyroiditis and put me on steroids. My labs came back within normal range. While I feel like I should be grateful for normal labs, I still feel awful every day. I'm always tired, I'm always moody, I have stomach issues daily, I can't think clearly, and I still have a little trouble swallowing even after finishing the steroids. So why are my labs normal?
I grew up with a hypochondriac for a mother and because of that I have a bit of a complex. I constantly feel like people (and doctors) are going to think I'm faking. So getting those normal labs is really emphasizing that for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.