Hello also from KC (kind of long)
Hi, Tiffany - I am so glad I found your post! I too am in my upper 30's, and have just been diagnosed with Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis. I honestly think there is more wrong with me, though.
The reason I am responding to your post is that I am really curious if it possible to have Graves and Hoshimoto's at the same time. Here is why I am curious:
When I first started going to the doctor with heart palpatations, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, etc. they told me I had hyperthyroidism and probably Graves Disease. Two tests in early September of this year showed that my thyroid was overactive. If I remember correctly my TSH at it's lowest was at .05. However, I knew in my heart of hearts that I did not have hyperthyroidism. I gained about 15 to 20 pounds in 4 months and didn't have any of the normal hyperthyroid symptoms. It was crazy. Anyway, I went to a very, very bad endocrinologist in Liberty who basically told me all the pain I am in was in my head and that the gaining weight didn't mean anything and that I did indeed have hyperthyroidism. I begged her (while crying) to please do one more thyroid test. This evil doctor sat right there and told me "Well, I can order it, but the insurance might not pay for it!" She was trying to bully me out of the test.
So, she prescribed some meds for hyperthyroid and heart palpatations and very grudgingly ordered another thyroid test. Guess what? My TSH count went from .05 to over 64!!! No only am I not hyperthyroid, I am hypothyroid! I am so glad I humiliated myself and begged for another test. I just recently went to another very good endocrinologist in the Northland, and he diagnosed me with Hoshimoto's. It explained all the thyroid problems perfectly. It doesn't explain everything for me, but it does explain the thyroid problems. I am still on my journey to see what else is wrong with me. Obviously, I am definitely looking into lupus because of all my symptoms.
Anyway, I am going to urge you to please persist with your doctors if you don't feel like they have the diagnosis correct. Double check all of the medications they put you on because the evil woman endo tried to put me on meds I didn't need.
I hope you are feeling better and I am looking forward to hearing from you. I will give you the name of my endo if you would like to have it.