My dear fellow thyroid sufferer...may I suggest you go back to the doctor and INSIST on Thyroid anti-bodies tests? I suffered just like you for over 15 years..it was ONLY after I insisted on those tests did it show I really did have a thyroid problem. I have a long story to tell, but basically I know exactly where you are coming from and I do not want you to suffer another day! Get back to the doc and say you would like that test done. If they say no, say, Well, if is negative then I will believe you. I bet it is positive!
Keep me posted!
I hope you have a blood test for it though, this is how it will be picked up.What made the doctor think you didn't, have you had your antibodies tested?
I actually had one of my doctors throughout the years tell me that he thought I had Hashimoto's but that was about 3 years ago and we had talked about it with my doctor I am currently going to but he doesn't seem to think its Hashimoto's.
I wast told the same thing 26 years ago, Only now after all that time with ill health have i been told that because of being misdiagnosed all that time my thyroid gland has been destroyed by Hashimoto disease and now have Hypothyroidism..I would have a blood test on your antibodies to check for Hashimoto, it is very common for the gland to swell with this even if your blood work comes back ok..