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I'm brand new to this board. I have a family history of hypothyroidism/Hashimotos ( both my mother and maternal grandmother have/had it). I have had some symptoms, mainly fatigue for years...but every time I'm tested my results are normal. Recently I have had increasing symptoms (I've been gaining weight at about .5-1 pound/week even though I've cut out soda and cut waay back on carbs and experiencing constipation which I've never had in my life, as well as an on/off choking lump feeling in my throat and brain fog, chills, etc. the only thing I don't have is hair loss) I'm 42, and I am afraid my doctor is just going to tell me it's because I am over 40. My last test was exactly a year ago...but I noticed the past three test results (over 5 years) my TSH had increased each time. I am going to make another appointment today. Any advice on getting my doc to take me seriously? Does it sound like hypothyroid or am I crazy?
Thanks so much!!
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