About 8 weeks ago I had blood tests due to feeling sick all the time and having extreme hot flushes. I got tested for all kinds including Thyroid functions. After ringing the doctors and being told that my bloods were fine, I received a letter in the post to make a non urgent appointment regarding my blood test results.
I went for my appointment and my GP talked me through my blood tests and then told me that my thyroid tests came back as slightly high. Had a feel of my neck and asked me if I had any symptoms. He told me that sometimes there can just be in infection in my thyroid and it can go (or I could be pregnant - which I'm not) So I had more bloods done and made an appointment for 2 weeks.
My GP appointment was yesterday. He explained that they was still high but that my bloods were a little to close together. However because I'm symptomatic referred me to an endo doctor in my local hospital (where I also work) as I'm only 25 I asked if there was a chance my fertility could be affected, he said it can and some medications can also affect it along with test they perform on you. Me and my partner are planning on trying in about 6 months time. He said I'll write this in your referral and also mention to the endo doctor that you will be trying to get pregnant soon.
The next available appointment was 2 months away so because I work in the hospital he asked to try get it brought forward, luckily enough for me there was a cancellation the same day and I was seen by the endo doctor.
He never really explained much, just asked me a few question (family history, past ops etc)
He again felt my neck, said he didn't think it was an infection as I had no swelling and wasn't going to give me any medication as I'm not massively high.
I've been referred to have a scan on my thyroid and go for more bloods in 2 weeks.
Today I've woke up with swollen glands and a sore throat, also feeling so sick. My sickness is getting worse. I don't know if this could be linked or just coincidental as I seem to always be getting sick lately.
Suppose my questions are how bad can it get?
Can it be controlled?
Do everyone's eyes bulge eventually?
Can it go?
Is an overactive thyroid very serious?
Can it really affect fertility?
I know I should of probably asked these questions with the consultant but it was all a rush and he didn't seem too friendly...luckily when I go back for my follow up I'll be with another consultant.
Sorry for such a long post just wanted to explain my recent process in case anyone has a similar situation or can advise me on anything?
Thanks in advance.