Now im getting real worried..Ive been hypothyroid for 16 years...meds kept it steady pretty well.....Im almost 57 few days here my birthday....I menopaused at 53.50 years....seemed a breeze for me...The same time tons of stress...Mum was dying and i her care giver..me single parenting too etc...Ok time passes thyroid started doing odd t4 t3 things..even though i was at that point over medicated....but they just sort of watched it. I moved towns, got a dumb doctor...she just chased my thyroid around with diferent levels of meds (Synthroid). Time passes start getting mild joint pains...one day lost hearing for a while....so got sent to orthopaedic surgeon...in end he sent me to rhumey who quickly said lupus.....(Im on plaquinil/turned down steroids..bad reaction before. Now I've had neck/shoulder pain/collarbone roughly 9 months...xrayed..no one has called or said anything...I did finally get an ultrasound on my thyroid..saw a small lump or node...went back to doc after 3 months to check again..he wasnt sure...so was luckly to get another ultra sound quite quickly.....not heard yet, because its christmas and im visiting my daughter...but tons of blood tests...i can see results online(Im in canada now)...my thyroid has in one month gone from 1.41 to 2.49..yes i know its in a normal range , but it keep doing this coming up quickly..even with new meds...to the more hypo side....and not all tests are back, but one called MPV or MVP is sitting at last digit before out of range 12.5...in some labs that is out of range! and im really retaining water...ARGggg im getting scared..