In March 2016, I went to the doctor with complaints about hair loss and extreme fatigue. She diagnosed me as having Subclinical Hypothyroidism (My TSH at blood work nearly nine months prior was 5.41, Free T4 was 0.9). She started me on 25 mcg of Levothyroxine daily. At first, the medication seemed to take the edge off of my symptoms - lifting anxiety, easing the fatigue. Repeat blood work done on April 21 was not encouraging though - My TSH had increased to 5.64 and my Free T4 was now 1.20. Through a variety of mishaps, a follow up appointment slipped through the cracks, but as I was feeling okay, I didn't worry about it.
In early to mid-June 2016, I got pretty sick. A sore throat came on (and went away) in a hurry, followed by a swollen uvula (that also went away quickly). However, I haven't felt good since. It occasionally feels like I'm gulping in air, as if I can't get enough. I'm having extreme trouble falling (and staying) asleep, my hair loss is still here. It feels like someone is applying pressure to my neck at all times. I went to the doctor on July 13th and she said that my tonsils were swollen, she felt swollen lymph nodes (I have no idea which ones) and my thyroid was enlarged. Under the belief that it was Mono, she ran blood work and a mono screening with instructions for me to get a Thyroid Ultrasound.
The mono screening was negative, all of my blood work was within normal testing parameters (I have the numbers, if anyone needs them). My TSH was at 2.36 (FINALLY) and my Free T4 was 1.31.
I went for the Thyroid Ultrasound on Thursday, and the doc just called to say that it was normal - no nodules or anything.
What's going on? Do I need to get a repeat ultrasound? Different blood tests?
I guess I'm worried that what's going on here is something serious that the doctors keep missing and by the time they find it, it will be too late to do anything about it.