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Need help, please

Posted In: Thyroid conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: So Tired
  • December 16, 2006
  • 03:25 AM

Hello, everyone. I'm new here. I have had a goiter for 6 years and my ex-PCP only relied on blood tests. I am so tired I truly can barely move. On a "good" day, taking a shower is an effort but I can at least function at work.

I have at least one day a week where I have to sleep for 5-6 hours after sleeping for 7-8 hours the night before. I ache all over (generalized, nothing specific), cannot lose weight (plus the ex-PCP kept telling me I have depression and I've been on antidepressants for 6 years). I have hoarseness, mental fatigue and fog, move like I'm 90 (I'm 42), I get "flu like" symptoms (this usually hits the same day I have to sleep all day).

I finally went to a new PCP and he sent me for a thyroid ultrasound. Apparently I do have a "very large" thyroid nodule. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist this coming week.

However, after dealing with my ex-PCP for 6 years and enduring being told that I must be depressed because my blood work showed "normal", I'm terrified that this endo won't do anything for me!

I want to be "armed" (with knowledge) before I even go in. I want EVERYTHING checked because I cannot continue to go on like this!

Can someone tell me exactly what info I need to make sure I get when I have the visit with the endocrinologist this week?

Thank you!

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