Hi all, this is my first time in this subject...in a nutshell...
I have had thyroid problems for many many years now. My doc and I couldn't regulate my thyroid for years (my # was 60 at one point)..Then when I was diagnosed with celiac, and went on my gluten free diet, my numbers were the most normal they had ever been!
(like 8), NOW, we are having problems again
In January I had to have my large intestine removed and part of the small one as well, and a hysterectomy. Since my gut is not working properly again, my numbers are way off.. recently I have had to change my synthroid 3 times, each time we up it, my numbers get worse.
I just had an ultrasound and they are now saying I have a goiter. I didn't really think a lot about
it, but then I talked to my mother and found out 2 women in our family died from goiters. They apparently grow in, and not out, in our family. And, another aunt has had to have several removed because they have grown in and started to close off her airway. ( same way others died)...and one Uncle had Graves'...
SO, at first my doc was just going to monitor this, but now she feels I need to go to an Endochrinologist..
my question is this: what are some key questions I should ask when I go???
This is all very strange for me. thanks!!
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