I have 3 complex cysts (millimeter size) and some nodules (also millimeter) and some mild enlargement of one side of the gland. My TSH was just under 2, but my Free T4 was .96 (.93-1.7) is my lab's range and my FT3 was 2.2 (2.0-4.4). My endo and one other refused to treat me for thyroid even though my D level came back low at 25 and my ACTH (adrenal/cortisol) number was below the lowest level. I was in tears both visits saying my muscles hurt now for 4 years since losing an ovary, I was on bio HRT at the time, but not getting relief of pain, spasms, weight, being cold and having low body temp to name a few of the myriad I had. I had to find a holistic doctor who gave me natural thyroid but he kept me at such a low dose that I think he made me more hypo and I gained even more weight since I started all this.
I have not been diagnosed fibro, but I think I have it and I believe in Dr. Lowe's protocol regarding fibro, muscle triggers and needing high Free T3 levels to get rid of the disease. For now I'm at a new doctor and after 6 months I'm at a decent dose, but I'm still having the same symptoms and I want to go higher on the dose. He won't let me for now. He said to stay for 3 months and re-evaluate then.
I also take plenty of supplements, magnesium and D, and calcium and my D level is finally good after one year of supplementing, 70 right now.
I also just got diagnosed with esophagitis and that doctor has me on PPI. I had been on PPI for years for my hiatus hernia and I think that PPI for that problem caused me to now be in this awful situation with thyroid, pain, etc. I believe I was never getting the nutrients from food and the small amount of vitamins I took while being on that PPI for so many years.
I also have osteopenia. Again, I believe it's from that medicine. But now I have to keep taking it b/c I'm getting heartburn when I don't and I don't want the esophagitis to turn to Barrets, or cancer. So I up my vitamin doses hoping I'm getting what I need, but who knows?
So frustrating these problems.
Thyroid is a big culprit with fibro, I really believe this to be true. And getting good T3 levels along with good minerals, nutrients, rest and exercise and some massage therapy is probably the only way to feel well.