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Hashimotos with normal TSH

From: Amfast13 - 2 years 23 weeks ago

Hi I'm a 33 year old female. I've been having issues for about 7 years now. I have had my thyroid tested numerous times but always comes back normal yet I have so many symptoms of hashimotos. I'm extremely fatigued all the time and have very few days in the last 7 years that I haven't needed a nap or two to get through the day. I have muscle fatigue where I feel like my legs are gonna give out just walking around the house. Weight problems, muscle twitches, vision problems, teeth problems, shakiness, pain/pressure in the front of my throat, a tickle on the right side of my throat, never the left that I have to actually scratch with my finger nail to get rid of. The only hashimotos symptom I don't have is reproductive issues as I have a 9 month old and am 5 1/2 month pregnant again. The pregnancy is making it 100x worse and I have no quality of life because I'm so exhausted. I'm depressed because I can't enjoy my children and I'm missing out on my sons first year of life. I can't get any help from my doctor. They always just tell me it's depression but it's not. I have been diagnosed with bi polar and OCD so I'm medicated for that. Do you think I could have hashimotos and what do I say to my doctor to get help.

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Hi there. TSH test is not enough. Tell your doctor you want to be tested for thyroid antibodies. Hashimoto's won't show up int he TSH until the antibodies do enough damage to the thyroid that it's not able to produce hormone. Free T4 and Free T3 are also tests you should have, but maybe not 'til you know if you have it or not.
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Coming back to this thread that I replied on because all of my blood work is straight down the middle of normal and I still feel crappy. Thoughts?

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