The reason I believe this is cause I have hyperthyroidism and I think I have an enlarged thyroid gland. I've had thyroid cancer, they removed the thyroid, had major dosages of radiation of(I-1-31), and I believe I have a hormone embalance. By me taking levethoroxine, will it cure these symptoms?
16 Aug 2012
Very good question. I have a multinodular goiter myself, and only my TSH ever gets tested, and b/c it is in the normal range, they do NOT test anything else. I have asked repeatedly for a full thyroid panel from the doc I see but have been told NO over and over. My TSH was 0.7 in March. But I know from my symptoms that something is going on with my thyroid. Also for me, I was feeling hypo for the longest time, then this past weekend I actually felt hyper, as I was jittery and felt like I needed to run you know, the fast heart rate as well. I actually thought that a goiter was part of having Hashimitos so I have learned from these answers. I wish you all the best in your treatment.
8 Feb 2010
This what I found on the net. The explaination is really good.
"Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body inappropriately attacks the thyroid gland--as if it was foreign tissue. The underlying cause of the autoimmune process still is unknown. Hashimoto's thyroiditis tends to occur in families, and is associated with a clustering of other autoimmune conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is 5-10 times more common in women than in men and most often starts in adulthood. Blood drawn from patients with Hashimoto's throiditis reveals an increased number of antibodies to the enzyme, thyroid peroxidase an enzyme (protein) found within the thyroid gland. As result of the antibodies' interaction with the enzyme, inflammation develops in the thyroid gland, the thyroid gland is destroyed, and the patient ultimately is rendered hypothyroid (too little thyroid hormone)."
Hope this helps
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