I'm really confused and I hope someone can help or offer advice.
I have been suffering with symptoms of underactice thyroid for over 10 years. Each time my bloods are in range (last one TSH 3.2 and T4 18.
My GP has continually refused to refer me to endocrinolgy and told me I'm depressed.
Saw a consultant for something unrelated and he saw on an ultrasound that my thyroid was swollen and referred me.
Endocrinology consultant said my bloods etc were fine but I had a very large goitre and has prescribed thyroxine to try and shrink it. Also a barium swallow and ct scan to see if it is pressing on my gullet/windpipe.
Also he stated that my vitamin B level (didn't say which one?!)was 0.20, can that be right??
He has said I need to contact my GP as he will ask that I start therapy for this right away.he says he's prescribing 20,000 units.
I guess my questions are;
Can I have a goitre and have normal thyroid function? And what will happen if it doesn't shrink?
What therapy is it I'm starting and why am I low on vitamin B?
Haven't managed to speak to my own GP to ask questions yet as they haven't received any information from the consultant.
Sorry that was long!