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pain in the neck!

Actually it's not so much pain as discomfort but I'm constantly aware of a glandy,  slightly burning sensation in my thyroid area and in the sides of my neck. It feels like my neck is swollen but when I look in the mirror it doesn't really show unless I look down.  I also have a dry feeling as though I've just swallowed a bit of apple skin which makes me clear my throat every now and then. I started on 50mg levothyroxine for 'subclinical' hypothyroidism about two months ago and it has helped in that I am not feeling quite as tired as I was and my TSH is now back to normal. 

My question is should I be worried and go back to my gp or is this just a side effect of the meds which I have to put up with?

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Your thyroid gland is probably enlarged due to high TSH flogging it to produce hormone not due to Levothyroxine.  The swelling and discomfort should ease in time.


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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Thanks Clutter 


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