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Fat neck feeling

I don't know how else to describe it but my neck feels fat, even sitting I feel like my head has merged into my chest..I spoke to my doctor and they did an ultra sound and I do have 7 enlarged nodules on my thyroid that are not cancerous but they are being monitored.. I just want to know if anyone else experiences this? I was also upped to 175 MCG levo.. Anyone have any remedies too? I am starting to feel like a melting blob of a human.. 

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Hashimoto's can inflame the thyroid gland which may be why you feel 'fat necked'.  It may be worth trying 100% gluten-free diet which can reduce Hashimoto's inflammation, swelling and antibodies.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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Definitely!  Roughly about 10 years ago I felt as though there was a lump in the front of my neck, (from the inside, not outside).  I just placed it as paranoia and/or hypochondriac on my part and dismissed it.  Now after symptoms of cold hands and feet, constant weight gain, just to name a few other symptoms, (not to mention labs results), I know why.  I still haven't talked to a doctor about this "feeling" and had my neck specifically checked though.


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