Hello all... Please help, I am so worried
I'm hoping someone can help me chill out a bit!
Last week I went into hospital twice with a resting rate of 115. I'm 43 years old, coeliac, slightly overweight. So....Various blood tests later, they tell me my TSH is <0.01 and my T4 is 51. So apparently something is up with my thyroid. I've been given Carbimazole 40mg, and diltaizem for the heart rate. They checked my neck, and said they found no evidence of a swelling/goitre. They referred me to an Endo.
My symptoms are, heart rate, bad tremor, internal tremor, anxiety, muscle tiredness, spaced out (from meds??), generally wiped out, have lost 2kg in a week. And I find myself crying lots.
Last year I had an ultrasound of my neck that showed normal (due to an enlarged lymph node on my clavicle that also showed non suspicious). A&E assumed its Grave's as I am coeliac, so thought it would be autoimune.
My questions are...
Is Graves possible without a goitre?
What else could this be with no visible goitre?
I am worried about cancer, as I have had this 6mm lymph on my collar bone for over a year :-((
I had a a nasty little virus 5-6 weeks ago, real bad throat, eustacion tubes closed and gave me ear problems... I thought maybe this hyperthyroidism was due to a virus? But apparently you need a goitre and pain in the thyroid for this. Which I haven't had, just a pain in the jaw by the ears for a few days... The docs at A&E said that thyroiditis cannot be caused by a virus? They also said the recent massive stress that I have experienced the last 8 months would not have caused this or had a bearing on it? Really?
Is there anyone out there that could ease my mind, or at least tell me what is what... Dr Google is scaring me with 'C'... I'm not sure the Emergency docs knew enough, surely this a specialist area. I have been referred Urgently to Endo (which has also freaked me out)... Could this be to do with my heart rate?
I sincerely appreciate any ones experience with any of this. Thank you to any one that can take the time to answer... On this beautiful sunny day, and I am sitting in bed feeling so weary and worried :-((( Hugs to all