I've been wanting to give Armour a try but I can't find a doc willing to give it to me. I'm not giving up though. The little KOKO made me smile, because that's what my pastor says and he is awesome, so it reminded me of him.
I'm sorry you've had this for, well forever. That sucks. Your right about thinking of others worse off, I do that too and then I think how petty my problems are. Don't get me wrong, I have bad days where I feel sorry for myself too though. I have a great support team with my family. My husband never complains if the house work isn't done or supper isnt fixed, etc. As a matter of fact, he can work 12 hours and I be on the couch and I ask him to get me something, and he will. He's amazing. I love him so much.
Chuzzle, I can't believe they didn't call you back with results, etc. OMGosh!
I had the fine needle biopsy done also. They stuck a long needle in my throat in 3-4 different places. hehe But yea, I know what you mean about just getting someone to listen! I was hyper at first, then after surgery I went hypo. If your hyper why are you taking levothyroxin? Oh and I had to have the surgery to remove the nodules, because it was affecting my breathing and I could hardly swallow. It was almost an ER surgery, but I got in fast. The surgery took a long time, because they have to be veryyyy careful not to cut the juglar.....LOL jk.. not to cut your vocal cords or your glands. My dad had quad by pass surgery that didn't take as long as my thyroid surgery LOL. So that shows you how important it is they take their time. And if you do have to have surgery to remove the nodule, make sure your surgeon has done many times before.
So my question is, are you really fibro, or is it all due to your thyroid issue? And DO NOT give up looking for a doc, if you don't take care of yourself, who will?
Here is a link to a site that deals with thyroid issues & fibro & the possible connection:
Here is some interesting info he has to say about both:
Most Common Cause of Fibromyalgia
The main cause of fibromyalgia has been determined. As I recently announced in France, in most cases, fibromyalgia is caused by inadequate thyroid hormone regulation of cell function. The inadequate regulation results from thyroid hormone deficiency and/or partial cellular resistance to thyroid hormone. Rigorous ="St(0);window.status='';return true;" onmouseout=Ht() href="http://drlowe.com/geninfo/hypothes.htm#">logical analyses of the available scientific evidence make it clear that this is the most plausible explanation of the cause of fibromyalgia. In The Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia, I demonstrated that other proposed explanations of the cause of fibromyalgia (such as the ="St(1);window.status='';return true;" onmouseout=Ht() href="http://drlowe.com/geninfo/hypothes.htm#">serotonin deficiency hypothesis) are false. (See Dr. Lowe's recent summary of evidence supporting inadequate thyroid hormone regulation as the major underlying factor in fibromyalgia.)
Other Underlying Mechanisms
Other metabolism-impairing factors may also induce and sustain symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. All that is necessary is that these other factors impede the metabolism of the tissues from which fibromyalgia symptoms and signs arise. Such factors include a diet that contributes to impaired carbohydrate metabolism, B complex vitamin deficiencies, the use of beta-blocking drugs, and physical deconditioning. One such factor may not be enough to induce fibromyalgia symptoms. However, combinations of the factors may be sufficient. The fibromyalgia symptoms of most patients who come under our care are caused by a combination of such factors combined with inadequate thyroid hormone regulation of their tissues.
Basic Requirement for Effective Treatment
The metabolism-impeding factors responsible for fibromyalgia must be controlled or eliminated before a patient can significantly improve. When fibromyalgia results from inadequate thyroid hormone regulation, the proper form of thyroid hormone is indispensable if the patient is to improve or recover. The use of T4 alone (such as Synthroid) is seldom effective. Most patients require treatment with desiccated thyroid (such as Armour Thyroid), a synthetic T4/T3 combination (with 4 parts T4 to one part T3, such as Thyrolar), or T3 alone. Treatment is seldom effective when the clinician adjusts the patient's dosage according to blood TSH levels. Treatment results are likely to be no better when the patient's dosage is adjusted according to the free T3 level. Most patients improve or recover only when their thyroid hormone dosage is adjusted according to the responses of their tissues to thyroid hormone.
Anyway its something to ponder over. Not that I necessarily agree with everything he says, because I simply do not know. If I knew the answer, we'd all be better, LOL.
I'm still trying to decide if I truly have fibro or if its thyroid related. I do have some tender spots. I'm confused. How do ya'll know that you have both and that its not from your thyroid? Is there even an answer to that?