Re: thyroiditis how long it can last
Have they tested you for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. That is for life and it will COMPLETELY obliterate your thyroid over time. It is the autoimmune all out war on your thyroid. Since this haws been so long term chronic I would firmly demand and stick to my guns that your MD order a TPOAb and TGAb run. If it is Hashimoto's you may benefit best from proactive treatment. Also what were your last TSH, FT3 and Ft4 levels. If you managed to get an FT3 run I will be in shock, but I have to ask.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.