(Closed) Possible thyroid problem?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have run the gamut of these tests a couple times.  My thyroid hormone levels seem to dip toward hypothyroidism every other year or so, but then head back up to the low-normal range.  So I’ve never been offically treated for it. 

My endocrinologist did diagnose me with some rare condition where my thyroid is very gradually being attacked by my immune system, so over time they say I will be more and more likely to develop hypothyroidism.  But I’ve been going through this since my early 20’s (I’m 28 now) and so far so good.

The initial thyroid test is pretty simple, just a blood test.  If they find any questionable levels, they will send you for an ultrasound or an iodine uptake test (where you swollow a pill and they send a beam at your neck to see…um, something about your thyroid function.. sorry details are a bit fuzzy cause it’s been a few years for this one.)

I wouldn’t worry about it too much, especially if you aren’t having many symptoms.  If they find an issue, you’ll be put on medication but then will have much more energy. (Or so I’m told.  I’m tired and cold a lot so I keep hoping they’ll finally say there’s a real problem and treat me, but I guess if I don’t really need it…)

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hypothyroidism runs in my family, and even I’m surprised my blood tests still come back negative. I get tested about once a year. I’ve always been told I have a swollan neck near my thyroid, but the results are always negative. You just may have an abnormally swollen neck like I do (not noticeable by the average person of course). I wouldn’t worry. Even if your tests do come back positive for a thyroid issue, its very easily treated in most cases.

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