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Thyroid nodules and Hyperthyroid or Not..can't get a straight answer

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  • Posted By: Shandigo
  • December 30, 2010
  • 11:02 PM

I am hoping that someone will read this and be able to relate! Any advice on what I can do for myself is appreciated. About three months ago this all started one evening that I was actually feeling great. Out of the blue I started feeling really unwell (heat shot up my spine), at the time I was brushing my teeth and thought to sit down for a second, the next thing I knew I was on the ground with husband above me. He said that maybe I had been having a seizure. I had actually passed out cold and busted out my front tooth, I was shaking and really hot. My heart was racing and I could not think straight. The next morning I went to the dentist, they would not work on me because my heart rate was too high. I was able to get into the doctors about ten days later. My heart rate was still high, and my blood pressure was a bit on the low side. She drew blood, I asked for thyroid levels to be checked. I explained other symptoms such as recent severe depression, anxiety and rage, heavy periods, inability to touch throat area, trouble swallowing, major trembling in my hands, feeling like I could jump out of my skin and run a marathon but my body is tired. My muscles burn just when I vacuum lately!(I am a rock climber, strong and active-or I used to be). I had also been feeling strange while eating sometimes. My thyroid levels (not sure which) came back high, and doc put me on valium and a beta blocker, and sent me to a specialist who found numerous-8- nodules, one quite large, which they biopsied and it came back benign. I had a second round of thyroid bloodwork a month later which showed almost normal thyroid levels. My third set was normal. Now I have a third doctor, who is the endocrinologist. He wants to wait almost another year to look at them again, he barely spent 90 seconds with me and I waited almost two months to get in there. That is it? I am nervous and unsure of what to do. I have stopped taking the beta blocker, (she only gave me sample bottles) and my heart rate seems fine right now anyways. I do not take the valium much because my mood is more normal. I am still REALLY tired, and my body feels like it is burning away and I struggle to keep the weight on. Is this a normal way to handle this? I drive four children around all day and have been nervous that I will just pass out again out of the blue and this will start over. Those three months were the worst of my life and now I am stuck with an endocrinologist who looks at me like I do not belong there. What do I do next for myself and my family? I know it will come back, but when????

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