Hello. These are follow up questions to your very helpful comments a month or so ago. I was told had low TSH 18 months ago and then found a lump in neck. I had an appointment with an ENT consultant in OCtober who sent me for scan and biopsy in November. At scan I was told that it looked like large
multi-nodular goitre. I have now had an appointment to see ENT consultant at end of January, so assume they didn't find anything like cancer. I have asked for a print out of my last blood results which shows TSH (KJ) of 0.11 (abnormal) and TF4 previously 15.5 and now 17.4. I would like to ask for the full range of thyroid tests based on recommendations on this site (for thyroid antibodies and also for vitamins etc as I have also been getting acid reflux) but I am worried that the ENT consultant would only be interested in the "lump". Should I wait until I have seen him, or should I get an appointment with my GP to ask for the full range of tests before then? So far the GP and the consultant has said that there is no link between thyroid and reflux but everyone else seems to think that there is. The very unhelpful consultant who did an endoscopy just gave me a piece of paper saying "procedure was normal" so I don't have much to go on except to know that again, he didn't find anything that worried him.
My second question is that for the last few months I have been getting was I think must be burning mouth syndrome. It comes on during the day and makes my throat and back of my tongue tingle and/or feel numb. It used to be much worse though, when the reflux was bad, but I do think that reflexology and dropping grains has helped a lot. The burning mouth is still annoying though - and with it comes a tingling inside my lower cheeks (near corner of my mouth) which feels like it is a nerve ending, not acid burn from reflux. It is always in the same place. Is it likely that this could all be linked with the thyroid and reflux too? Various websites have said that it can be linked with reflux, under-active thyroid, and also with medication (I was on some horrible omeprazole for a few weeks which made me feel really ill and this when it all started - I have not taken anything except rennies for a few weeks now as even Gaviscon seemed to make it worse).
Sorry to ramble on so much - just a bit confused. Thank you