I have been on thyroxine for approximately 10 years for hypothyroidism. Over the last eighteen months my dosage has increased from 100mcg to 150 in the last eighteen months.
I had a ultrasound of my thyroid 18 months ago which showed a nodule on my right thyroid and my thyroid measured at 23cm and was substernal. Last week after some worrying symptoms such as choking, neck pain, cough, major anxiety and palpitations my doctor after a lot of begging sent me for another ultrasound this week which found my thyroid has increased in size to 31.9cm and most of it was taken up by this nodule. After an 18 month battle with multiple symptoms and having no energy and feeling generally terrible, he increased my dose again to 150mg. I asked whether this will fix the nodule, he said it won't but wants to try the higher dose before referring to an endo for further consultation. He believes it will need to be removed surgically but after so long he still wants to wait. I can't exercise (short of breath) I'm putting on weight, I'm not sleeping well because I keep choking while sleeping. I'm also always feeling anxious and generally fed up.
My question is he told me to come back in 2 weeks if the increase doesn't resolve the issues. has anyone else had similar issues that were resolved or improved with medication or should I go back and demand the referral be done now? I'm just so tired and really just want to feel like myself again.