Hello. I had tests and a scan last year for irregular bowel movements and was told I had a contracted gall bladder and low TSH (I didn't know what that meant) and would have 6 monthly blood tests. This summer discovered I had a lump in myneck and scan seemed to show a multi-nodular goitre, with one very large nodule. I was told the TSH was getting lower but thyroid function results were normal. I'm waiting for results of a biopsy and feedback on scan from an ENT consultant so hope I'll know more then. However, what has been most upsetting me is that I have been getting really bad acid reflux since July. Ranitidine didn't make much difference and Omezoprole made me feel really ill. Having read about both I don't want to be on either anyway. My GP and the ENT consultant who I first saw about the goitre said there was no connection between reflux (nor with gall bladder problems). I have therefore done some research and sent off for a load of health supplements (Betaine, pepsin, enzymes etc) because of the alternative view that older people (I'm 58) tend to have lower stomach acid, and that causes poor digestion, regurgitation etc which feels like reflux. However, I have just met a friend who has just been diagnosed with Hashimotos and she tells me that there can be a link between thyroid problems and digestive problems (including stomach and gall bladder). Would it be best to stay away from the supplements until I have a better idea about what is going wrong with my thyroid? I'd be grateful for any advice on this, and also whether there are any questions or tests I should be asking about the possible connections. Many thanks
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