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Help please!!

Hi everyone. I found a lump on my neck in Feb 2017. After a biopsy it was found to be a 3.6cm benign nodule. Been feeling terrible most of the year, multiple symptoms including extreme tiredness, brain fog, poor concentration, dizziness, thinning hair and weight gain around the middle. Blood results have came back within range and have been given no further guidance or support since then. I have seen my GP, ENT consultant and endocrinologist. I feel the nodule swells, but is influenced by my diet. I have tried cutting certain foods out of my diet, mostly gluten and dairy and this has had varied success.

It is worth noting that I have also had low ferritin levels and have been prescribed iron tablets to combat this, and they have increased a little since then, from 19 to 30.

Any advice would be much appreciated as fed-up with feeling this miserable!!

P

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For full evaluation you ideally need TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, TPO and TG antibodies, plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 test

You are unlikely to get full thyroid and vitamin testing from GP

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

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.

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting and don't take Levo in the 24 hours prior to test, delay and take straight after. This gives highest TSH and most consistent results

Link about antibodies

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

If cutting gluten is helping then you may have Hashimoto's

Come back with new post when you have full results

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