I'm hoping someone may be able to help or put my mind at rest!!
I've spent the last 18 months suffering symptoms on & off... Fatigue, weight gain, thirsty (not all the time but when it happens its severe), aching joints when fatigued, awful skin, nausea everyday which started about 2 weeks ago & for about 2 years dreadful monthly cycle.
Some days I'm not too bad but then others like Saturday I was dreadful, my face was grey/yellow & my eyes really black. When I'm like that I feel dreadful and my partner actually said 'u look like your dying'!!
I've had a laparoscopy due to the monthly cycle issue/other symptoms as consultant worried but everything clear. About 3 months ago I was driving at work & moved my head to look out of window and it hurt just under my Adam's apple on the right hand side, when I touched it I got a shock, I felt a lump which seemed pretty big at the time and it was painful. I had no illness or throat infection etc at the time. It was like this for a few days and went to my gp, he said he couldn't feel anything although i could still feel it but it felt as though it had reduced slightly in size. Was told to monitor it and my blood work was fine. Quite a few times since its been noticeable to touch & sometimes I feel a pea sized lump but other times like now the bottom right hand corner seems swollen or the pea sized lump is slightly bigger(I really don't know)
Certain ways I tilt my neck the right side is swollen but the left size there's nothing to feel.
I feel like the few visits I've had at my go recently have been a waste of time, I previously told the gp that I know something is wrong, I've ran all my life and now I've got zero energy and I'm really struggling, I know my body.. He was really rude and said 'what do u mean u know something is wrong' in a patronising voice!
Since finding the lump I've researched thyroid issues and my symptoms are bang on but my bloods are showing no issues although I don't know if both T3/T4 have been tested!
I'm really looking for answers to my situation now.
Just wondered if anyone has experienced similar hurdles & are there any short cuts or clinics out there to have someone check your neck which will bypasses your gp so you won't be belittled coz of your concerns?
Thank you x