Hi, I'm Charlotte and I have a goitre, sounds like an AA meeting but jokes aside I need some advise.
I have this big fat goitre on my neck. Went to the docs and was given an urgent blood test and they've put me in for an urgent ultrasound.
Bloods came back today and I feel that it was all very brushed over. When I saw the doctor I told her that I have these symtoms also:
always tired, literally now (midday) I'm done
Needing to pee lots more than usual
crazy bursts of excitement
mood swings/mega emotional
The doctor I spoke to on the phone in regards to my results said that my thyroid function was normal but I have peroxidase antibodies that are attacking my thyroid and so i have autoimmune thyroiditis. He said sometimes this will just clear up on it's own -sometimes?
I rung back to get my levels as I have a couple of friends who said to get this and these were:
TSH - 1.78
Abs - 61
Didn't show a T4 or T3 was taken.
I feel a bit deflated - not that I want anything wrong with me but once this massive thing came up on my throat and then when I spoke to the doc and I mentioned all these symptoms I felt like finally I shouldn't have just been thinking it was normal to live with those and that there would be a reason for it all but now I don't know what to do/think.
Advise please - sorry for lengthy post!