I suffered with Hypothyroidism since the start of my teens. Classic signs and symptoms so you'd think an easy diagnosis. Nope, TSH always in the reference range so Hypothyroidism always rejected once the blood tests came back. Over the years I was given a range of 'I don't really know so I'll call it this' diseases. ME, post viral fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression. Lots of false labels given by numerous doctors who had all been trained to reject Hypothyroidism if a TSH was in the reference range.
Hypothyroidism has been a jigsaw illness for me for at least 10 years. I feel it may have been longer than this as I had the symptoms but normal blood results. I recall the day my GP informed me that my TSH was borderline, however, it was 18 months later, when I was hospitalised that they in fact diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. What I know now is that if a borderline result is visible, a three monthly check should be done as a follow up.
I was diagnosed, rather easily, after having my baby when she was 8 months and I was 43. Had gone to the Drs for something totally unrelated and the test came back that I had an underactive thyroid and was positive for antibodies. I was relieved and pleased that he had picked up something before I had started to suffer badly with it. Once I read up about all the symptoms I realized I had actually been suffering for at least 2 years and more than likely, mildly for 5+ years.
Note: another Circadian T3 Method success story with T3.
Twelve months ago I was on levothyroxine and was not at all well. I was being treated for M.E./fibromyalgia amongst a whole list of other ailments that went hand in hand with the thyroid and M.E. On 125mcg of levo and I was still not well.