I am a 54 yr old female in menopause and have a heart issue, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 5 yrs. ago I had a full body scan for my own pece of mind. It showed 3 thyroid nodules. I had an ultrasound, they tried a needle biopsy, but said it was too small to get an tissue, so lets just watch it. Last year I had an ultrasound and 1 was 1.4 cm. This year I did another full body scan and then an ultrasound, and 1 nodule was 2.0 cm. For the last year I've had a dry cough and become hoarse often, and this year add trouble swallowing food without many swallows, and choking even on spit on occasion, and 3 months ago began having what the internet says is Atrial Fibrillation. I've contacted my cardiologist and he says my heart is fine, and take some magnesium, which I already do...I am seeing my doctor Monday to go over the results of the most recent ultrasound. So far he's diagnosed me with asthma, which I've told him I do not have. And then silent acid reflux which several barium swallow tests say I do not have. And now he's sending me to a sleep clinic for the lack of sleep I'm having, thinking it's sleep apnea, which I don't snore and I'm not overweight, so I'd be surprised if I have it, and he's sending me to a pulminolgist because I'm having trouble breathing.
I see a hormone doctor and take natural estrogen and progesterone creams. And haven't felt better, I really thought all the above symptoms were a problem with my hormones. My hormone doctor did say my thyroid levels were off, but thyroid meds seemed to make my heart palpitation worse so I stopped them. But will start back on Vitamin D to protect my heart and iodine since I was low last time I was tested.
I'm wondering how many of you with thyroid issues and/or nodules have had them removed and felt any better. And if you didn't have surgery what turned out to be the problem? I want to take ammunition to my doctor, I'm tired of hearing "oh those issues can't be due to your thyroid" well if it's not then what is? This has gotten worse over the last year and I want a solution.