I wonder if I could please ask some advice. I'll try and summarize what's been going on.
For a few years I've had worsening symptoms and swing between hypo / hyper symptoms. Earlier this year I had my cortisol tested and it came back as 170 nmol/L [166.0 - 507.0] so a short synacthen test was ordered. As my cortisol rose to 540 nmol/L [166.0 - 507.0] they said there was no issue with my adrenal glands.
I since went to see a private endocrinologist for a second opinion. He asked my GP to arrange TSH, Free T4 and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies. Along with an ultrasound as I have a visible goitre.
My blood came back as follows:
Serum TSH level 1.02 mIU/L [0.35 - 4.5]
Serum free T4 level 17.6 pmol/L [11.0 - 24.0]
Serum thyroid peroxidase antibody concentration: Negative
At the ultrasound they explained that I had a diffusely enlarged goitre with a coarse echotexture, and that there were a couple of very small nodules. She said that it was very enlarged and that the coarse texture looked like it was caused by thyroiditis. At this point they hadn't had the antibodies result.
Does anybody have a similar experience? I am very symptomatic and it's been far from a pleasant journey.
Any advice would be very gratefully received.