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I was diagnosed 18 months ago with Hashimotos thyroidnitis and a goitre and since then have regular blood tests but everytime they are within range. In the last 6 months i have become increasingly depressed, tired, skin very dry, hair falling out etc but i am on no medication. I have also have the feeling of something being stuck in my throat but have been told its nothing to worry aboutI just wondered if there was away of making sure my doctor listened to me as have had to fight to get an operation for another condition.

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Shopaholic, the choking feeling will be due to your thyroid gland swelling and causing the goiter in order to pump out sufficient hormone. Ask your GP to arrange an ultrasound to check the condition and size of thyroid gland and goiter,check for nodules and see whether anything is compressing your windpipe.

Normal range is very broad so can you post your recent thyroid results with the lab ref ranges as it helps members to advise.

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The stuck in your throat feeling is typical of hashimotos

what other condition are you facing operation for ? Because many are connected with hashimotos and resolve once your on enough thyroid meds

what results of tests do you have because often doctors are too ignorant to test correctly

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I have endometriosis for the last 20 years but it was only diagnosed in the last 10 years and then 8 years ago had a traumatic event and they think that is whats caused the thyroid problem. The thyroid has only been diagnosed in the last 3 years

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you can be sure that the endometriosis was there because hashimotos was too

the problem is as for my daughter the disease starts many many years before blood tests or full hypothyroid symptoms develop

Traumatic event did not cause the thyroid problem it just exposed what had been there long before

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Hashimotos and low thyroid causes other conditions. What is the surgery you are having? Maybe it could be avoided if you got thyroid hormone. I have had 3 surgeries, that i know now, were not necessary, but due to low thyroid.

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Oh, yes! Me too! Three useless surgeries!!! Although, that was the way I finally managed to get diagnosed, because the TSH goes very high after an illness or surgery, and I was putting on weight so fast you could practically see me swelling with the naked eye after my last surgery!

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I have had arguement after arguement with my surgery as they even refused a referral for an operation but managed to get a hospital consultant to do the referral.

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But what was the surgery for?

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to remove endometriosis

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Ah, OK. I'm pretty sure there's a thyroid connection. I had a hysterectomy, but if my gyny had known anything about thyroid, she might have treated me differently!

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Endrometriosis is connected to autoimmune and low thyroid, which causes sex hormone imbalances..which then cause growths of all sorts. Please google it. Also, bio identical hormone creams can safely balance out hormones, thus avoiding this surgery..because the underlying cause of this should be addressed. I am sure you have a hormonal imbalance and need some progesterone. I had Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Fibroid tumors and they took my Uterus out. Then ovarian cysts and out came an ovary. Three months later, i suddenly gain 30 lbs and they say i have Hashimotos!! I cannot tell you how angry i am at them, Now i know better. If i could do it all over, i would have my female hormones tested and keep my uterus and ovaries.

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Yes, but we don't know, do we. And we shouldn't have to know, that's what doctors are supposed to be for. You have every reason to be angry. At least i managed to keep my overies, but even losing the utérus can upset the hormonal balance and make things worse. So sad that they ruin people's lives like that.

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Yes..they are supposed to know, to guide us and all they did was to ruin our health for profit. It really doesn't make good financial sense, for them to run a few blood or saliva tests and get us some hormones from another source, and avoid all surgies. now does it?

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No, it doesn't make any sense at all - except to Big Pharma!

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Did you wake up with your eyes horribly swollen? I did..i knew something was wrong.

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I had little cysts in my armpits but they didnt know what it was and it was only a couple of months after that they found out

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