Hi, Princess, I remember you from UC. Glad to hear your surgery has served you so well.
Now the bad news: welcome back to the world of autoimmune disease. Both Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroid) and Grave's disease (hyperthyroid) are autoimmune disoders, and we do see any number of UC-er's here from time to time.
A goiter can show up with hypo-, hyper- or euthyroid (normal levels) status. When I was diagnosed with Graves, my endo also pointed out that I had a goiter. Goiters develop slowly, so that often we don't really notice them unless they get huge. I had no ultrasound because my labs were so wacko it was obvious what was wrong.
I've been on levothyroxine from the beginning, with good results. Some of our members feel they do better on Armour dessicated thyroid. As for me, I figure the mouse proteins from my Remi might not like the pig proteins from the Armour, and I'd get some new exotic disease. Barnyarditis or something.
My cycles were irregular for some time before my diagnosis, but that was likely due to a combination of being hyperthyroid and having huge fibroid tumors. In fact, my Graves was picked up during the exam before my hysterectomy was scheduled. As far as I know, there is not relationship between thyroid and fibroids, but I'm not sure.
If you can give us your lab results (with reference numbers), we can possibly help a bit more. In thyroid care, lab numbers count a lot for management because the symptoms are so non-specific a diagnosis really can't be made from them.
Again, welcome to the Thyroid forum. Sorry you needed to come here.
Oh my, the barnyarditis thing made me crack up. It's one of those things that sometimes you have to laugh at... I got a call today that my levels are currently within range. But the doc is going to start me on levothyroxine 25mg I believe, they said I could half it if I want, need to pick it up tomorrow and figure out what I'm going to do. I forgot to ask about
the antibodies results, will call back tomorrow. Just got hit with the stomach flu, so was out of it when they called earlier. The fun is just never ending over here, ha ha.