Hi and help please, new to HealthUnlocked,
A p Post menopausal lady here, suffering from misdiagnosis I think, would love to hear from anyone who might have similar experience. Endocrinologist and doctor put everything down to hormone imbalance and my Hypermobility syndrome. BUT I think I have a thyroid problem, though Endocrinologist checked thyroid levels and apparently functioning fine.
My question is, can your thyroid levels look ok on paper but your thyroid still give you problems?
I have a painful lump on front lower neck, had an ultrasound, they found two cysts but insist would not cause pain or lump.
I have massive throbbing pain in base of my thumbs and swelling, pain radiates through wrist, wrists very weak. Been told it's osteoarthritis. Wrist pain diagnosed as DeQuervain's, tendonitis, had steroid injections.
I had a frozen shoulder which turned into a shoulder impingement, had operation, did not work, still have pain, now in BOTH shoulders. Also tennis elbow on/off.
I have pain in all joints, hips, big toe joint, knees, back (top and bottom of spine).
Massive anxiety, panic attacks.
Stomach bloating and pain, endoscopy today, they say it is Gastritis.
Been diagnosed with Osteoporosis too but can't tolerate calcium. Think my body not processing calcium, Vit D levels tested and ok.
Had 3 op's on legs, varicose vein pain, resolved but now pain in backs of knees but do not think vein related.
Endocrinologist put me on HRT cocktail but no improvement to above symtoms.
Doctor thinks I am a hypochondriac, so much wrong! I am convinced I have Hashimoto disease but no one listening, only me connecting the dots with symptoms! Seems like doctors look at test results, not symptoms :o(
Have such dry skin, breaking ridged nails, massive weight gain all of a sudden, not changed diet so blamed it on HRT, but maybe thyroid? Hair loss on/off.
So, anyone out there can relate? Maybe you have Hashimoto and had a long, difficult time getting diagnosed?
Any thoughts much appreciated, just don't know what to do next. Before all this had my gall bladder out, endometriosis and knee athroscopy plus 14 yrs ago had non-hogkins lymphoma (a lump on head turned out to be Cancer, had radiotherapy). Paranoid about cysts in thyroid now after radiation treatment I had, was told at time lump on head 'just a cyst, nothing to worry about', six months later turned out to be Big C!
Now they tell me cysts in thyroid are normal!?
I know there are no medics out there, just looking for any folk like me, been given run around with similar symptoms, nothing like first hand experience!
Thank you for reading x