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thyroid issues?

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  • Posted By: greeneyes3
  • September 25, 2011
  • 04:39 AM

Hi all, I am a 25 year old female, no kids. I am absolutely miserable. I've been trying to figure out for about 2 years now why I feel so crappy all the time. My main symptoms are: fatigued/weak/no energy; muscle & joint pain, stiff; my feet freeze for hours, when it isn't cold; night sweats (only the 10 nights before my period); sensitivity to heat & hot flashes, increased oil production; greatly reduced sex drive. For the last 4 months, I've felt like someone is slightly choking me and swallowing hurts. I've had it swabbed and tested & I don't have strept or anything like that. My vit D was very low a couple years ago & I took prescription vit D for about 6 months until it was normal again. My thyroid labs come back normal. I do have some nodules but from what I've found, they are too small to worry about. My thyroid size is normal per an ultrasound even though every doctor says they can't believe how inflamed it is when they feel it. My lab results are below. I have appointments with a new ENT & endo but I just wanted to see if anything stood out to your guys. Also, my progesterone levels were twice as high as the maximum range when they were tested earlier this month.


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.

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