Hi all. I have had quite a few hospital appointments with consultants all organised as a result of my recent hospital admission due to dangerously high BP by a wonderful consultant physician.
He referred me to an endo who said immediately I have hashimoto's and a goitre just by looking at me. Here in lies the paradox; the very ultrasound scan he sent me for proves my thyroid is NOT enlarged in any way and is structurally sound (the consultant radiographer told me this right away). Therefore, I have to run the gauntlet of the endo (rather unpleasant man) on Thursday of him reading the results he requested and finding out he is WRONG, there is no goitre!
Also, I was sent to see a consultant ophthalmologist. I had lots of tests which they say I have 'mild restriction of inferior rectus' (causing double vision) which is secondary to THYROID EYE DISEASE!
The letter came today, I must admit I am puzzled and upset.
I thought TED is a symptom of hyperthyroidism not hypothyroidism? Is this really possible I could have this too? Everything I read says it is an autoimmune disease. I am not really sure now what to believe anymore and I am fed up of more AI stuff going on. I have so much trouble managing my joints on a regular basis.
Any comments from you will not only inform but encourage me.