Well, been to see my doctor today for the results of my recent blood tests and she tells me I'm borderline for OVERACTIVE thyroid, not underactive! (level is 7.5)
I am really confused now, because many of my symptoms are typical of the underactive variety, unexplained weight gain which is difficult to lose, intollerance to cold, not heat, tendonitis in my heels etc. It seems that my other symptoms are a symptom of both, anxiety, rapid heart rate, joint pain, fatigue etc. Just wish I knew what was wrong with me!
I have my hospital appointment with a specialist on 27th February, my doctor said he may or may not give me medication, it depends whether he feels that I need it????
I am also waiting for an appointment to see a surgeon who is going to take a biopsy of the goitre even though the scan revealed nothing sinister. I'm told I can also discuss with him whether surgery to remove it is available. My GP thinks perhaps not as it's only classed as small (3cm) although this is distressing me because I feel like I'm choking if I am laying on my back, it's also causing me to cough as I feel like there is something lodged in my throat which my body is trying to expel. Has anyone else here got these problems which they can share with me and give me some advice please?