Posted 5/21/2014 11:31 AM (GMT -8)
I am new to this forum. To give you a little background, I am a 24-year-old female with a strong family history of thyroid conditions, including Hashimoto's and Grave's.
In the past 2 months, I have been to the hospital 7 times. I've been suffering with difficulty breathing and swallowing, "lump in the throat", overall body pains, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, extreme weight loss, anxiety, depression, and pain in my lymph node and thyroid areas.
I had a thyroid ultrasound last week and we found 1 mini nodule (4 mm at the largest point) and half of my thyroid is slightly larger than the other half. Also, it is notable that during the ultrasound, I was in extreme pain.
I initially had a TSH and T4 test, while on 30 mg of prednisone a day. This was 1 day after receiving 2 shots of epinephrine, 1 shot of benadryl and 1 shot of prednisone at the ER.
I explained all of this to my new endocrinologist, and she thought that I have Hashimoto's. Despite this, she said "Well, I'll see you in 6 months".
I had a TSH, T4 and T3 test done with another doctor on Monday and am waiting for that to come in today. My endo drew blood for the full thyroid test which will take several days.
Someone please help me! I'm so tired of feeling sick and being out of work. Does it really take this long to diagnose thyroid issues?!
Thank you :)