First appointment with consultant (thyroid surgeon) today, complete waist of time, he said having prominent thyroid is no cause for concern, he expected to see more visibly. ultrasound report describes thyroid as prominent but normal. low energy, voice change, breathing and swallowing difficulties, heart palpitations are nothing to do with thyroid as bloods confirmed thyroid fine. TSH within range that is all he will consider, he made that very clear. This cannot be all in my head, starting to think could excess fat in neck choke me!? He has referred me for lung function test and barium to check tubes. I’m sure lungs fine it’s all in my throat. Constant pressure. I cannot get referral to endocrinology as levels normal. No where left to turn. Maybe I’m fine...
Maybe I’m fine!?: First appointment with... - Thyroid UK
I had a similar experience with a doctor in 2001. Palpable lump in neck which he said was 'nothing'. All TFTs normal.
10 years later a mass incidentally picked up on a CT which I was having during treatment for Breast Cancer. Mass removed and found to be follicular Thyroid Cancer. It was the size of a golf ball. I then had a total thyroidectomy.
Oncologist told me that the cancer had been growig for about 11 years.
TFTs are often normal in Thyroid Cancer.
Keep asking for further opinions.
I would think the vast majority of people on here have been told at one point or another that "it is all in your head", or "you are depressed" when actually you are not. So looking at it logically, if it is all in your head (and I am not saying for a moment it is!), why are they not sending you to see a psych?
You have physical symptoms. They cannot (or wont) see them. They dont know what is going on, so they blame you. Most of us here have been there. So annoying!
So a high risk strategy that has worked for some here - say OK, it is all in my head but it is affecting my life. What now? They will probably refer you to a psych who will see through the bluff and tell the GP that you have physical symptoms. I dont know how you can think them up!
Dont give up, keep fighting. I know it is difficult when you are not well, but push and push again. Good luck.