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hello some background info:

im 28 female

In 2014 i was diagnosed with a goitre after scans ect i was told it was a multinodular goitre which is benign. when i last had my goitre checked again via a scan it had shown growth this was about a year ago. since then ive had no other scan checks.

I have been to the drs so many times with symptoms usually a lot worse leading up time of the month, i have blood tests to see whether i do have a thyroid condition but theyve all apart from one blood test in march, come back normal. (march showed low tsh levels but after a recent test have gone back to normal levels)

These are my symptoms if anyone has any idea what it could be please let me know.

* jumpy (involuntary movements) feeling im always about to fallor drop something.

* headaches (go hand in hand with the above symptom)

*tiredness almost every day to the point where i feel faint

* feeling sick when i am really cold

*cold hands and feet.

*goitre in my neck

*weakness in my left hand and its clenches while im asleep in a claw like position which wakes me up and is extremely painful.

* mood swings

* depression

*anxiety (been diagnosed with GAD)

* random pains all over body that feels like electric shocks

* struggling to lose weight (been on slimming world but been maintaining for the last 5 months although not been off plan)

*fertility problems


my doctor seems to think this is all anxiety but what i don't understand is how is it anxiety when i have it whether i'm at home or out, when im relaxing or busy? i am currently awaiting a call back from a private doctor as i've had enough. Last night i was woken up at 330am by the clenching of my left wrist, which then led me to have severe jumpiness which affects my speech and brought on a panic attack.

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Have you had thyroid antibodies tested?


Yes just recently and they said they were negative so no further action. X


Suggest you get private test of ALL thyroid levels and relevant vitamins. TSH, FT4 and FT3, both TPO and TG antibodies, plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12


Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw or

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting


Thank you I will mention this to the private Dr when they phone me back. Everytime I've had the thyroid tests I haven't had to fast and usually done in the afternoon. X


Dr's have little idea about timing of test



Thank you. well according the private doctor my call was suppose to be at 845 but they called me earlier. its through my husbands health care plan its a 24hr dr line. she said she thinks it could be to do with my brain all this jumpy/jerkyness and the clenched hand, so has advised me to go to my GP and ask to see the neurologist. i did have a head injury when i was about 2-3 years old. i used to headbut out of frustration, and split my head open, then again at around 8-9 years old i fractured my skull. so maybe that's my next port of call?

thank you for the replies but i suppose the blood tests coming back normal i can't really do much else regarding thyroid.


I very much doubt anything other than TSH and perhaps FT4 were tested

That's why we get full private tests


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