Hi Can anyone advise me.
30 years ago after a molar pregnancy and then a normal pregnancy I developed a large nodular goitre. Thyroid function was ‘normal’ and I was given a surgical referral. I wasn’t keen to have surgery so was started on Levo 100 mcg and told it would prevent the goitre getting any larger. After a month I was getting horrible palpitations so my GP reduced it to 50 msg daily. Over the next 5 years I had horrible panic attacks treated by Seroxat (SSRI like Prozac) which I have been on for 25 years. Fast forward.......... 6 months ago I started having palpitations again and then frequent bouts of diarrhoea, itchy skin, and hives. I am constantly tired, have achy muscles, joint pains and headaches. I have Type 2 Diabetes so when I had my bloods done I requested TFT’s the diabetic nurse told me my results were low 0.01 and I should see the GP which I did. He has ordered T4’s and antibodies for which I need to make an appointment. Over recent years my goitre seems to have got smaller although I have not had a scan for over ten years. Does anyone have any advise, should I ask for a referral qto Endo? Has anyone ever been treated with levo for a goitre with no symptoms? I am now 61 and am wondering if I have been poorly managed for over 30 years.