Posted 4/15/2015 7:24 AM (GMT -6)
Your nodules are most likely benign. Im sure youll be fine. And yes its normal to have both hypo and hyper episodes, as your body attacks your thyroid the thyroid will slowly die off creating a more hypo environment. As the attack lessons, your thyroid may try to start working which may swing you hyper, but it doesnt always happen.
Though you have nodules, remember Hashimotos is an autoimmune disorder. Your thyroid is not neccesarily the problem, though it will be affected and need treated at some point, or maybe right away depending on your Free T4 and Free T3 levels. Youre going to have to be persistent with your doctor and need a thorough examination and labwork to understand exactly where this attack originated. Digestive issues are usually a good start to your search. There are some things that you can do to minimize the Hashimotos attack. Selenium supplementation and cutting gluten from your diet are usually some of the first suggested. Again though, each person is different. Make sure you get your D3, B12, Iron and Cortisol levels checked, as fatigue can set in really fast with Hashimotos. Optimising these levels may help the immune system deal with the attack.
Read read and read. Youre going to be your best health advocate. Hashimotos is a complex issue, and most doctors are not going to take the time to properly treat you. Most times, an autoimmune disorder begets another autoimmune disorder. Many people are stuck being treated for thyroid but that will not correct the autoimmune aspect of the disease and leave you with lingering symptoms of other issues traditional thyroid medicines cannot touch. Good luck!