Hi! My name is Tamzin. I have been reading all the messages in desperate need of some answers. I had a partial thyroidectomy in 2009 a couple of months after giving birth to my daughter. I had multiple nodules that came back as benign after the operation. Apart from being tired, I never needed any medication. And I always put my tiredness down to having beta thalassaemia trait. Since February of this year(2016) I have felt more and more unwell. Both my kids had a bad chest and ear infections in February. I had a faint earache too. All my problems started during that time. After taking my kids to the doc, he checked my ears and said I an ear infection & prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics didn't work, so he gave me a second different lots. During that time, the right lobe of my thyroid became more prominent & very sore. I was sent for an ultrasound and multiple nodules were found on my right thyroid. My TSH was then 2.1 and T4 12.0. My GP referred me to an endocrinologist and ENT specialist at my local hospital. ENT consultant has put a camera down my throat and he couldn't find anything wrong. He thinks that my symptoms are more thyroid related. I have been waiting to see an Endo from Feb and my appointment is next week (June). No FNA has been done yet. I requested for another blood test this month. TSH is now 4.1 and T4 11.0. Out of desperation, I sat down and did a graph and it shows that my TSH is going up and T4 going down. My TPO is 0.6 ( normal). I will post the graph in a bit.
Lump in throat, very very sore thyroid
Recurrent earache or infection
Very tired all the time, no energy
I have put on at least a stone & can't lose
Joint pain (wrists, knees, shoulders)
Numbness & tingly sensation in my right face and arm/ fingers
I'd like to know what you guys think. I will post a picture of the graph for you to have a better idea. Sorry for the long post. I am feeling desperate. Thank you