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thyroid problems?

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  • August 7, 2007
  • 02:39 AM

For a long time i have suffered fatigue, lethargy, muscle weakness, joint pain and the like. I had glandular fever last year and originally just thought it was from that infection.
But that was months ago, my immune system is relatively lower than it should be as i can not remember the last time i had a day where i didn't have a cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes or a runny nose.
My dr diagnosed me with a sinus infection 3 weeks ago and i took Rulide which didn't seem to clear it up, i still have the symptoms.
The dr also put me onto Avanza (anti-depressant) to rid me of the symptoms of insomnia and continuous migraines. These have improved my mood but i am still tired a lot and not physically feeling healthy still.
I read a post on here a long while ago about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and i thought it was of interest but never really thought more of it.
Well lately i have noticed i am always hungry or thirsty, i have had swelling in my neck (sorta just under my chin, not as low down as the pictures i have seen of goiters), my resting pulse sits at between 90-110 regularly, i have dry skin on my face but at other times my skin is moist and i sweat really easily, just from walking 200m to uni.
The dr actually noticed the sweating the other day when he was checking my chest sounds, and he just put it down to the sinus infection.
I am not so convinced that that's all that's going on right now, because i feel tenderness and 2 small solid lumps on the left side of my thyroid gland area.
Should i go back to the dr and ask him to check it?

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