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Thyroid Issues?

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  • Posted By: greeneyes3
  • September 23, 2011
  • 10:48 PM

Hi guys. I have a lot of unanswered symptoms that my doctors have been trying to figure out for almost 2 years now. My primary thinks my thyroid may be responsible. He says it is very inflamed, I've had other doctors (endo & rheum) tell me that as well. I've had 2 ultrasounds & blood labs. For the most part, everything is "normal." I have some nodules, but I know those are common. I am wondering if any of you guys have normal blood labs but issues that may be linked to your thyroid? I've been checked (by blood) for seriously almost everything that could be responsible. Here are my symptoms and lab results and ultrasounds. I just included the main symptoms as the list is forever long. Thanks for reading all of this.

-Cold hands & especially cold feet (abnormally)
-Night Sweats
-Sensitivity to heat & hot flashes
-Fatigued/Weak/ NO ENERGY
-Being “choked”
-Difficulty swallowing/ Sore throat
Started in July 2011
-Trouble sleeping
Sleep study= woke up 122 times in 7 hours
-Increased oil production
-Weight gain/ Metabolism changed
-Migraines
-Trouble concentrating/ focusing/memory
-Muscle & joint pain/ Stiffness
-Dry/ Flaky Skin


TSH:
0.81 mU/L (12/16/10)
1.15 mU/L (9/8/2011)

FREE T4:
1.2 ng/dL (6/19/10)
1.06 ng/dL (12/16/10)
1.4 ng/dL (9/8/2011)

FREE T3:
2.26 pg/mL (12/16/2010)
3.4 pg/mL (9/8/2010)


ULTRASOUND:

12/17/10:
RIGHT LOBE: 4.2 X 1.2 X 1.6cm
Lower lobe, multiple small hypoechoic nodules, largest is 2mm.

LEFT LOBE: 4.3 X 0.3 X 1.8CM
In mid & lower poles, similar 1-2mm sized, low density, well-defines nodules

Isthmus: 3mm in thickness

CONCLUSION:
1) Normal size gland with multiple subcentimeter hypoechoic nodules.
2) Multiplicity of findings suggests a benign diagnosis, but short-term follow up at 6-12 months is recommended.



8/1/2011:
RIGHT LOBE: 4.4 X 1.6 X 1.6cm
There are two subcentimeter nodules in the lower pole w/ low level internal echoes. The largest is 5 x 2mm.

LEFT LOBE: 4.4 X 1.7 X 1.2cm
There is a solitary hypoechoic nodule measuring 2 x 2mm in size

Isthmus: 0.4cm & normal


CONCLUSION:
1) Stable low-density subcentimeter nodules in both lower poles of the gland.
2) No gross change compared with previous exam of 12/17/2010.


Also, my progesterone came back about twice the maximum limit.

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