I have a lump on my thyroid which the ENT consultant said was a multi-nodular goitre. I said I didn't want an operation as it wasn't affecting my voice or breathing. When I asked if it was associated with my lowering TSH levels he said he didn't know and that I would have to ask my GP. I have had a couple of blood tests when it was found that my TSH was lowish (0.33 in July 2015 and down to 0.11 in September 2015). My TF4 for the same period went from 15.5 to 17.4 which I gather is considered normal but is obviously going up slightly. Since seeing the ENT consultant for results of the biopsy and scan at the end of January nobody has been in touch. I had naively assumed that the GP would get back in touch when the results came through but I don't think that that is going to happen.
I'm now feeling very much better after several months of acid reflux, which an endoscopy showed was not caused by anything serious. Omeprozole and other ant-acids made me feel really ill and I started to get burning mouth syndrome. Following advice on this website I started taking the occasional betain capsule, using lemon juice or cider vinegar, cutting out grain and taking Vitamin B12. The burning mouth has gone and I have only had one episode of reflux in a couple of months, so is a great relief. The doctors have all said that the three things aren't connected but I gather from this website that they can be.
Over the last year I have also lost about one and a half stone in weight which has been great but if I lose any more I will be underweight. At the moment though it has settled and I am feeling really well. This may be associated with cutting out grains, white sugar and rarely drinking alcohol. However, I have had more frequent bowel movements in the last two years and frequently pass small, pebble like floating stools (although I do not feel constipated). An investigation of this 2 years ago showed nothing serious although I was told I had a contracted gall bladder. Nobody has been able to explain why as I don't seem to have gallstones.
What I am curious about is whether all these things are connected and if so, what I should do about it? This website seems to imply that they can be, but I haven't been able to put it all together. I would suspect that I am in danger of becoming hyperthyroid but if so, would this cause the acid reflux (which I thought was caused by a slower metabolism associated with being hypo). Also - should I go back to the doctor and demand more blood tests or just leave it? Having changed my diet I am feeling really well. I don't want to be put on any medications unnecessarily which may have side effects. After my experience with Omeprozole I'd prefer to stay off them if I can.
Be grateful for any advice