It's been a while since I've been on here. The past few months have been up & down. I was put on Thyroxine 3 months ago due to several symptoms and multinodular thyroid. Bare in mind that I had a partial thyroidectomy 7 years ago. I had a MRI scan of the neck which showed tracheal deviation and a FNA that has come back as inconclusive. My TSH has come down significantly and my new endo has just increased my thyroxine as he thinks I should bring my TSH further down & increase the T4. He totally refused to prescribed T3. I am seeing him again in 4 months & he has referred me for another FNA. He spoke to me at length about how a lot of women especially, are having unnecessary surgeries and that he thinks that sometimes it's best to treat the symptoms (unless if it's malignant of course). I have had a hoarse voice, persistent cough and bringing up sputum for the past 2 months. Antibiotics haven't worked either. He spent a good hour chatting to me and I was very impressed. He was very compassionate and totally understood a lot of our symptoms are dismissed by doctors. At the end of the consultation, he said I won't stop you if you would prefer a total thyroidectomy. It took me by surprise and couldn't decide on the spot. My questions are:
Has anyone had a tracheal deviation and have you also had the cough and sputum?
Has anyone had a thyroidectomy for that reason, purely because of the tracheal deviation? If yes, can you please tell me about your experience? Did the tracheal deviation resolved itself after surgery?
Many thanks for your advices and this website.