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So I went for an annual check up at the obgyn and they tested my blood (just standard tests like the liver, etc) and to my complete shock they said I had hypothyroidism because my tsh was at 5.4. which seems odd because my free t4 was at 1.3 which I believe is normal.

They wanted to put me on meds right away but I didn't want to just jump into anything, and I don't think an obgyn should be treating a thyroid disorder... if I have one?

I was so shocked about this "diagnosis" because I've had little to no symptoms. Im quite skinny, I exercise all the time, I eat really healthy, I've always had a high metabolism and no thyroid disorders run in my family. Yes I'm tired sometimes, and my hair and skin are dry but I didnt think it had anything to do with a thyroid issue.

I don't know if they're genetic but I don't know how I could possibly just suddenly have this disease out of the blue. Can these things just happen? And do I actually have hypothyroidism? Should I get tested again or see a specialist?

Any advice would be really appreciated. I am just so confused and I don't know what to do.

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    I should also mention that I'm only 25 years old.

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      It doesn't matter what how old you are you can have thyroid problems when your really really young and middle-aged an old definitely get into endocrinologist as soon as possible and make sure you bring a copy of the blood work with you. I hope this helps you.

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    Get a copy of your blood results from your doctor and then make an appoint with the endocrinologist bring up blood work with you and then look at that and now we test your blood see where it's at and see if you really do have it or not that way it'll put your mind at ease but you definitely get into an endocrinologist ASAP

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    Hi Nicole, first off, the good news is that you're likely in the early stages of hypothyroidism: minimal symptoms and spiked TSH. In advanced cases, the TSH often no longer shows as spiked, as the body eventually gives up... And the t3 and t4 levels fall, resulting in more pronounced symptoms.

    Also in your favor is that your body is still able to properly regulate your thyroid levels, which is what it's supposed to do. 

    A work of caution, however, is that hypothyroid disease often oscillates between hyper and hypo in the early stages, so a change in metabolism towards weight loss could actually be caused as the body's ability to regulate metabolism decreases, while the thyroid disease progresses. So keep this in mind if you're looking at weight gain or loss as a symptom indicator.

    Lastly, thyroid disease can be brought in by a myriad of factors, some genetic, but mostly environmental and dietary. So you do have some ability to manage the disease if you know what you're doing.  I actually had a spiked TSH in my bloodwork several decades ago and inadvertently was able to get the thyroid disease into remission for two decades. 

    Do do some online research and see what resonates for you.

     

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    I suggest you get tested again and see a endocrinologist, particularly as you have no major symptoms.
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    Well first I would say to you anything wrong with your periods go see your doctor explain to him and ask all the questions you can about what is going on? And say this if this was you what would you do? You see this will make the doctor feel like your really appreciate them, and they should say well if it was me then I would do this or that! If they say anything else go see another doctor, I would ask friends family about which doctor they go to and ask them if he/she is a good doctor!

    The second thing is this my fiancee had hypothyroidism and she became pregnant she had irregular periods sometimes would miss for 5-8 months she was over weight and when I got the results of her bloods I told her I would cure this for her because I have worked with curing illnesses with food for around 15 years and have had some success with this diet my fiancee has recovered lost all the weight!

    The diet is simple you eat foods high in protein, you see in most cases it's the immune system that is attacking the thyroid and the protein feeds the cells of your body just like the thyroid would feed the cells of your body with the protein that you eat so with the immune system attacking the thyroid you must not eat the foods that are boosting the immune system these foods are as follows - 

    Cabbage

    Carrots

    Cauliflower 

    Broccoli 

    Turnip 

    You will be able to eat these foods after your body returns to "normal" this will only take around 4-5 weeks! 

    My fiancee has now been off any tablets for this for the last 18 months and she feels fine she has just recently had 2 periods in a row and she cont remember the last time this happened!

    She worked for a doctor and he has said if you have regular periods it means your healthy! 

    Best Regards,

    James.

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