painful right side of neck due to Thyroiditis

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   Posted Yesterday 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed last week with Hyperthyroidism
My main symptom for the past 6 weeks has been a very painful neck (fron part right where the thyroid is)
CAT scan and Ultrasound with blood work concluded I was hyper with a nodule in the right part of my Thyroid
Scheduled a biopsy for the 26th of October, and trying to schedule an appointment with an endocronologist
A few questions,
a- I am extremely tired, short breathed, and get heart palpitations, is this normal?
b- How quickly can I expect the symptoms to go away once treatment begins
c- Has anybody had Thyroiditis with actual pain?  - Does this point more to Acute Thyroiditis?
I look forward to your responses

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   Posted Yesterday 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Tiredness, heart palpitations and feeling short of breath are some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. You may also find that you are less tolerant of heat, and you may have trouble sleeping.

I had Graves disease rather than a nodule, so treatment may be different. I had radioactive iodine therapy. I gradually started feeling better over about a six week period. Then I became severely hypothyroid, so it took a while to get my medication adjusted to the right level.

I never had any pain, but suspect that could be related to the nodule.
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   Posted 10/19/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Zoso, they are trying to schedule me now for an FNAB too. I have an appointment w/a general surgeon on 12 Nov but they want to do the FNAB "before" that appointment. *sigh*

My thyroid labs were good but a soft tissue CT scan of my neck revealed several irregularly shaped "cold" nodules on the right lobe and the right lobe somewhat enlarged.

Yeah, SOB, heart flutters, constantly feeling of a "frog in my throat", occasional pain but that is on the left and most likely due to carotidynia.

Good luck and God bless. Keep us informed of how things progress for you.
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   Posted 10/19/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
my Endocrinologist recommended against a biopsy of the nodule as this may cause a "Storm"
So they are doing an Iodine test  (2 day CAT test) to determine if the nodule is causing the hyper or not
Looking forward to begin treatment and getting back to normal
Let me know how things go for you

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   Posted 10/19/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, but as always if it gets worse get checked out
a couple of weeks to a couple of months
yes I do have pain
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