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discomfort in neck swollen glands

hi guys , wondering if you can help me.

i am 33 male with hashimotos disease. i have been having problems with my neck since last few days , i was feeling that someone is chocking my throat , however that condition has subsided but now i have pain in my jaw and my doc felt a lump in my throat but was not concerned. also i have felt that some lymph nodes swell in one jaw and i have pain on the other jaw , which making things pretty dibiliating someday the pain is in neck and no where very strange.

The lumps are not visible on my body but i do feel something is there in my throat.

my doctor has has done full blood count several times during the course of the month and all restults were normal , he kept insisting that if there is something sinister going on that blood result would come back elevated but thats not the case.

i keep having worries over Lymphoma and very concerned.

would really like your comments on this this.

i am on t3 ( 10mcg ) and 75/100 T4 alternate days.

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Hi Mzahid

If it is possible to get a print-out of your blood test results with the ranges and post on a new question for comments if you don't have them to hand. We are entitled.

Others with hashi's will most probably respond today too.

What the doctors call 'normal' may not be for us. Has the GP prescribed levothyroxine for you? Some hints for future blood tests:-

Blood Test: Have the earliest possible appointment . Leave 24 hours since last dose of levo and test as it may skew results and fast (you can drink water). Take levo after test.

Take thyroid hormones on wakening and wait approx 1 hour before eating. Some foods interfere with medication. Leave 4 hours between hormones and supplements. Some prefer bedtime dosing, in that case you must leave 2 hours after eating before taking hormones. If you've had a fatty meal it should be longer. Food can interfere with the uptake.

Ask for Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate to be tested. They should be towards the upper range.

Always get a print-out of your blood test results with the ranges, for your own records and so you can post them if you have a query. We are entitled to them.


What are your Thyroid test results though

seems to me your well undermedicated


Hi Mzahid,

I find when I have to change my dose down for my annual GP Thyroid bloods, from 4x grains NDT to the 100mcg T4 + 10mcg T3 now prescribed that doc thinks I'm taking, that I get the swollen areas of my throat like glands and along my jaw line along with some problems swallowing at times. I change back to the prescribed routine for a few weeks before the blood draw such that my TSH is not suppressed as it just leads to hassle with the GP and follow up bloods to monitor / re-check - last time I hadn't switched from NDT so he dropped the 125mcg T4 to 100mcg and kept the 10mcg T3 the same - I took that for a few weeks and my TSH went from suppressed to 3.9, GP said that was then 'fine' (!!) and left me alone again.

I go straight back on the NDT to feel well again once I've 'passed the test' and find the throat swelling and discomfort then subsides.

- tDR (35 year old male with hashis)


If you had Lymphome indeed your blood results wouldn't be normal

Your ESR would raise a lot.


I agree , my ESR was 6 3 weeks ago and also the WBC + RBC were all ok last week when i went to endo , i can read blood results , and do have a copy so i know blood result is ok , also i have noticed i have been having alot of sweat on my hands / feet and when i sleep usually all my pajama from the back is wet , not sure why this is happening.

any ideas ?


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