Hi, I’m new here and this is a bit of a stab in the dark but right now I’ll give anything a go to try and get some answers. I’m a 45 year old male.
Following a shoulder X-ray in April this year my gp stated that it looked like my thyroid gland was swollen but didn’t want to do anything right away....wanted to wait a few months then do bloods. About a month later I returned to gp with night sweats and was prescribed probantheline bromide (which until this week worked fine).
In July I started loosing my facial hair (was prescribed steroid cream which didn’t help), and at the beginning of September I started loosing the hair on my head, within 3 weeks I was and have remained bald.
I relocated and found a new gp practice, when I had my initial medical I explained about the hair loss and was told “you’re not getting enough sun” by one numpty! Anyway they ran bloods and although my tsh was low it was declared acceptable. I was prescribed Levothyroxine 25mcg all the same.
The symptoms I’d had (tiredness, coldness, aching joints, cramps, pins and needles, forgetting things, low esteem, lower libido) seemed to pick up after about 6 weeks on the meds...but that only lasted about 4 weeks before I was back to square one.
I’ve been on b12 injections for over a year now and them levels seem to be holding just fine these days.
My thyroid does feel swollen and now I’ve also got a significant swelling above my left collar bone...so in a few weeks I’m off for an ultrasound scan.
Basically I’m worried to hell because I’ve gone from thinking this is something straightforward to thinking the absolute worst. Do I have cancer...or some form of lymphoma. I’ve never looked so ill...and I don’t feel brilliant most days. My mood has hit rock bottom and it’s affecting my relationship big time.
Thanks for reading this.