... 27 years old and I was diagnosed with Hashi's 4 years ago at the age of 23. I started on 25mcg of Synthroid and finally leveled out at 75mcg. Since then I've had ups and downs with not feeling well... This past summer I had additional issues where my Doctor suggested I go for an ultrasound of my thyroid where they found two nodules that were not large enough to be biopsied at the time. He also upped my Synthriod to 200mcg. Since that point I have been feeling okay, but recently started to feel very sluggish, tired, and have had some irritation in my throat. However, I haven't been feeling cold, which I usually feel when my levels are off. I made an appointment to get additional blood work done next week. Has anyone ever felt OK body temp wise, but their levels were still off? I’m also considering just getting my thyroid taken out as I feel it is only going to get worse and I'm already having these issues at a young age. Opinions?
I, too, have had times when my levels were off but I was not having the symptoms that I would typically experience at those levels. When it happens, I usually request that my levels are retested before adjusting my dose. Lab errors do happen.
I can't give much constructive advice on having your thyroid taken out. Personally, I wouldn't consider it unless absolutely necessary. Weigh the risks of keeping against the side effects from removing. Best of luck!!
Do not get your Thyroid taken out! It will only make things worse. Go see a Naturepathic doctor if you can find one in your state. They do exist in California. What you need to do is to control the thyroid antibodies attacking your thyroid. Typically 800 mcgs of Selenium is recommended. But I highly recommend visiting a Naturepathic doctor. I too have Hashimoto's and it is a never ending battle to keep it in control. All my Thyroid levels look great - but I still have these attacks where every bone and muscle in my body aches.
Hello. I did have my thyroid out. It had small nodules which did not biopsy well. No cells were drawn to examine. My symptoms were like yours are now without medication. I went through much testing including a radioactive injection which shows metabolic levels. The result was inconclusive. I decided I wanted it looked at and was sent to a surgeon. He told me that small nodules that look white on the X-ray are calcified. We both felt it was cancer. I had it out, it was micro cell cancer and got myself a new Endocrinologist.
No one can really say what you need. Until you have had thorough testing and all options are considered, it may well be too soon to change what you are doing. However, if your doctor has you on the wait and see me in a year approach, I would get another Endocrinologist. I need doctors who listen and are open to ideas.
Your blood test was done by now. What were the results?
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