I had an ultrasound today for raised supraclavical glands in the right side of my neck. As far as I know they have been up for a month. Possibly longer as I hadnt noticed because I had so much going on with a house move and other matters. I had a cold virus thing in September with sore throat for about a week, a headache for 3 weeks constant before the cold started and I suffer with chronic fatigue also. When my Gp examined my neck a few weeks ago he found more glands up and the same today with the scan. There are also lymph glands up around the left side of my neck. The consultant said that my lymph glands in neck are inflammed and also could tell from the scan that my thyroid is underactive and that from the appearance of it, looked like I had been on thyroxine for years. I explained that I am on thyroxine, T3 and also have an underactive parathyroid. I was told that my thyroid is inflammed also and that I should have thyroid bloods done to see if all is ok there. Consultant also said that the fatigue needs investigating. I have to go back in 2 months for another scan plus biopsy to find out why the glands are reacting.
I had thyroid bloods done in the summer, along with iron, B12 and everything else; and my GP at the time (different to the one I have now as I have moved) said that I am on too much thyroxine because my TSH is suppressed. I am worried about having thyroid bloods done because I come up against this problem everytime, and if they lower my medication my symptoms will worsen. As things are now, I still have hypo symptoms and that's with taking 150mcg of T4 (Eltroxin) and 25mcg of T3 (Uni Pharma).
From what I have read, thyroid inflammation comes from having not enough thyroxine, yet I am told that I am taking too much. Also, the other raised lymph glands are not linked with my thyroid, they are a seperate issue from what I gather. Can anyone shed any light on this? x