Hi just wondering whether anyone can answer a couple of questions please.
I have had swollen neck glands for almost 2 weeks, I can’t say I have a sore throat but it feels swollen inside. I am mainly swollen about an inch and a half under my jaw bone, and when I press on either side of my wind pipe that is also tender. I would describe it as tender rather than painful. Can anyone tell me whether this is a symptom of thyroid disease please?
I am thinking of going to the GP if it doesn’t get better by the end of this week and am wondering whether it could be my thyroid.
My TSH was 1.4 when I had it tested last which I believe is normal so perhaps I am barking up the wrong tree.
I was an un-diagnosed coeliac for about 20/25 years ( I know this due to also having the rash associated with it for this time but being told it was dermatitis) I have been on the GF diet for over 5 years but still don’t feel good. I have days where I feel fine and others where I don’t, I tend to blame it on certain foods I have eaten but sometimes I cannot think of any food that could have caused me to feel so ill because we don’t even have gluten in the house.
I have muscle cramps sometimes, one occasion about 4 years ago my legs completely seized up, headaches, fatigue and a few weeks ago my hands and wrists were weak and I had difficulty getting out of the bath as I couldn’t put pressure on my wrists to lift myself. This has now gone and the doctor did a test (don’t know what test) at the time which came back as normal.
I am on B12 injections ( every two months) and have been diagnosed with VitD deficiency ( it was around 43 so not very low) so am not sure whether this could cause aches and pains I sometimes have.
I did go to one GP a few years ago and mentioned my thyroid, I had read on this forum that the main test wasn’t that accurate, he curtly told me that it was and mentioned about putting me on antidepressants.
I don’t want to come across as a hypochondriac which is what I thought the GP thought especially when I mentioned the internet but at the same time I don’t want to live the rest of my life not feeling well either.
If anyone can tell me whether the symptoms above could indicate an issue with my thyroid I would be grateful. thanks