Thyroid :: Multinodular Goiter And Soy?

Jul 19, 2014

For the last year I have not been feeling myself tired fatigue muscle aches hair falling out small weight gain. I have just contributed to me being around the age of 50 and having a hysterectomy in the last couple years. My job is a little bit stressful as well so thought the symptoms were because of the stress. Last week I went for my annual checkup and the doctor noticed that my thyroid was enlarged especially on my left side. I went for blood work and I went for a ultrasound my blood work came back with in normal limits and the ultrasound came back saying I have several nodules on the left lobe. Because my bloodwork is normal he wants to send me for a thyroid scan at the hospital which I go in for next week. My question is has anybody had any side effects in using soy products and your thyroid? I have read that soy products specially in protein powders will affect your thyroid. In the last four days I have not used my regular protein powder in my smoothie in the morning and I have noticed a considerable shrinkage in my thyroid. Has anybody else had this experience?

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Thyroid :: RAI For 5.3 Cm Multinodular Goiter That Is Benign

I have a very large 5.3 cm multinodular goiter that is benign. After my ultrasound my Dr. recommended a Thyroidectomy. He received my Radioactive uptake scan results and now he can recommend the RAI. I have an appointment next week to discuss my options further with him. Anyone that has been hyper with a large goiter and had the RAi, would you recommend it?

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Thyroid :: Probiotics - Goiter Went Away?

I was diagnosed with a goiter in 2010 and have suffered with severe depression, and anxiety since then but now it seems to have gone away. I went to my endo and she said she doesn't feel an enlarged thyroid and I don't feel it when I swallow anymore and I feel better with the depression and anxiety. What could have caused it and what could have made it go away??? No one made any connection to the goiter and the depression/anxiety. I was not diagnosed or medicated with anything. I made the connection which scares me because I knew something was wrong, but no one helped I'm glad its gone at least for now.. I started probiotics about a month ago, could that be it?

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Thyroid :: SubSternal Goiter ?

I have had an enlarged Thyroid since 2004 I have had regular blood monitoring and visits with my local GP who said it was quite normal and dismissed it quite a lot. I became pregnant in 2011 and a good midwife referred me as she thought it was quite large to an Endocrine. They done my bloods etc and picked up an underactive thyroid with antibodies. I began treatment on levothyroxine 50mgs and have been on it ever since. I had my last ultrasound review three weeks ago and got a letter through from my referring doctor today stating my thyroid was quite large and radiographer had suggested a chest x ray to check for substernal possibility? I am a little nervous.....I am waiting on additional appointment with endocrine to discuss treatment options. As I have been have a swelling and shrinking sensation of gland through day I am very active run two miles per day, and am gluten free etc. My last bloods where T4 15.1, TSH 3.59, Antibody level 34.

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Thyroid :: Goiter Went Away And Then Grew - 2nd Surgery

20 Years ago I had My thyroid partially removed now they tell me one side was never removed and the other side that was, grew back they want to do a 2nd removal what are the risks

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Headaches :: Thyroid Grew Nodules And Became A Goiter

I suppose a little history would be fitting first...I've been hypothyroid since birth (born without thyroid function), and was placed on a regimen of Synthroid for years. From there, my thyroid grew nodules and became a goiter, and at the age of 23, had to be removed completely. Since then, I struggled on the Synthroid, and finally found a doctor who agreed to try me on Armour. At first, I seemed to do well on it. I've been on Armour for about 2 1/2 years now.

Over the past year, I've developed migraine- like headaches that completely incapacitate me. For the most part, these would come on a frequent basis but I could go about my daily routine without disruption...until about four months ago. The headaches became non-stop. There is no break in the pain (the doctors don't understand this concept- they keep calling them "episodes"). The intensity changes, but the pain is ALWAYS there. I've been treated for migraines, but the medication for it doesn't work, and the pain isn't quite the same as a migraine. It's very hard to describe...almost like a twisting sensation in my skull and across my forehead.

That's not all of it. The pain gets worse with exertion. If I try to go out and run a few simple errands or do some household chores, my body heat goes through the roof- along with a lovely fever and I'm done. I can't do anything else for the rest of the day because I'm in too much pain (from the headache AND body aches from the fever).

I'd love to say I'm making this all up. But would I really put myself through all the blood work, a lumbar puncture that went awry (yes, it was downright awful), and bounce from doctor to doctor? I finally found one who had a brain in his head that said "it could very well be your thyroid!"

The biggest problem I've had is that every doctor I've seen has said "your thyroid levels look fine!" But they've only tested my T4 and TSH...shouldn't they be testing my T3 as well? I know I'm no doctor but...

I know I should be under the care of an endocrinologist, but they are really hard to find around my part of town (at least one that's any good). I just want some other points of view here before I subject myself to more poking and prodding.

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Thyroid Disorders :: Goiter - Acute Pain And Fever

So for the last few weeks or longer I was sporadically feeling a lumpiness in my throat, especially while sleeping.  I thought it was how I lie in bed while reading.  Then this lumpiness, this weird feeling that isn't exactly painful just awkward and uncomfortable is a daily annoyance.  So bad in fact I felt nausea from the feeling in my neck.  Sort of like something is rolling up and out; of course nothing ever did.  So now this feeling his constant I feel like I'm either vomiting or choking.  Lovely!  So I also have asthma so my breathing is not 100% in the first place, add tightness to my throat and what? Full blown panic attack sure, lets not sleep tonight.  So I finally drag my feet to a Dr.  guess what PA says I have an enlarged thyroid, i.e. Goiter.  So now I am to have a thyroid ultrasound blood work.  Now this goiter is extremely uncomfortable, borderline painful; especially when I swallow, cough or yawn (oh yawning *****).  Is this simply because I am now aware of this enlargement in my body. The pain and discomfort seemed to become more acute during a 24 hour fever spike, which is what motivated me see a Dr in the first place.

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Thyroid Disorders :: Small Goiter And Nodule On The Left Side - Normal Tests

Just recently I was diagnosed with a small goiter & nodule on the left side. The doctor ordered all of the tests (TSH, T4 and TPO antibody level) and everything came back normal. The biopsy on the nodule is normal as well. Benign and no signs of cancer. My concern now is regarding my goiter & nodule. If my test results are all normal, what caused it to enlarge? What do I do to shrink it? My doctor will not give me anything because he said there's nothing wrong with my thyroid. The functions are normal. It just enlarges for a reason sometimes.

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Carbimazole :: Toxic Goiter Stopped Working?

i have been taking for over a month 20mg of carbimazole (5mg 4 times a day) the edno said i have hyper and a quite big nodule which is toxic.

i have been suffering the last two years with weight loss and tachycardia,agony and had that worrying feeling all the time.

After taking carbimazole for one month i start to feel BETTER but yesterday i had hyper symptoms is this possible the blood test have showed that I AM NO LONGER HYPER!!!!

i know that eventually i have to choose between RAI or surgery but i m scared that the symptoms will come back.Does carbimazole stopped working? is it normal to have symptoms while taking it?

the edno prescribe me also propranolol but i took it once and it scared the hell out of me!

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Thyroid :: Nodule - Homogeneous Appearance To The Echotexture Of The Thyroid Gland

I had an ultrasound today and it says that there is "a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland. Bilateral thyroid nodules are observed. There is evidence of a complex cystic and solid lower pole right thyroid nodule measuring 1.8 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm. Within the left thyroid lobe there is evidence of a hypoechoic midpole left thyroid nodule measuring 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.7 cm. Bilateral thyroid nodules. Dominant nodule is a complex cystic and solid lower pole right thyroid nodule measuring up to 1.8 cm. what does this mean?

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Thyroid :: Natural Ways To Dissolve Thyroid Nodules

I have 3 thyroid nodules and 1 cyst. I have been advised to have a thyroidectomy. I do not want to go this route yet and am searching for some natural remedies. I have heard of using iodine but to be careful do to the fact that that might enlarge the nodules. I recently found out that I am very iodine deficient from a lab result. I have heard of iodine trapping, whereby the iodine taken in when their is a severe deficiency is immediately 'trapped' and held in the gland in order to preserve some iodine for the use of the thyroid. I would like to proceed with caution and try the iodine therapy.

Does anyone on this board have any experience with successfully dissolving or at least reducing the nodules/cysts?

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Thyroid :: Nuclear Power Plant Cause Thyroid Issues?

It wasn't long after I moved to an area within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant that I was diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid with nodules. And after a surgery I had, I became extremely depressed and I still am, this was three years ago. Also a feeling of not being myself.

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Anti-thyroid Antibodies With A Fully Functioning Thyroid

I am new to this site. I have been diagnosed as Euthyroid (antithyroid antibodies with a fully functioning thyroid) and I also have Anti-nuclear antibodies - Speckled 1:640.

I don't have Lupus as have been tested for that.

I am currently undergoing IVF and have had 2 failed rounds. I have been put on Aspirin (100 mg), Prednisolone 7.5mg a day and CoEnzyme Q10, folate and Vit B12 with no success.

I am desperately looking for anyone in my situation that can offer any sort of guidance, maybe a drug regime you are on or just anything at all. I desperately want children but it isn't looking too good. I'm terribly sad about the prospect of never having children.

Ive been trying for 3 years now and was pregnant once and miscarried at about 5 weeks back in 2011 and have never been pregnant since indicating a problem but I don't have any other issues except a low egg reserve which is from these other issues

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Thyroid :: Do Thyroid Cysts Go Away?

I have a benign 1.4 cm cyst in the middle part of my thyroid (isthmus). It is visible in my neck. The doctor said to remove it would require to take out my thyroid and since it is benign he wants to watch to see if it gets bigger. Currently it is not causing me any problems. Has anyone had this same thing, and if so, what did you do? Also, do the cysts ever get smaller or go away on their own?

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Thyroid :: TSH Was 6.47 My T4 Was 12.2 I

hi I'm wondering if anybody can help me I need some information on my thyroid. I had a blood test taken early February Mike TSH was 6.89my T4 was 13.2 I then had another blood test a month later and myTSH was 6.47 my T4 was 12.2 I originally went to the doctors with various different symptoms such as exhaustion fatigue,unable to bear the cold weight my second blood test the doctor also did antibodies the thyroid pyroxdose test came back at 609 the doctor eventually agreed to trial me on 50 µg of levothyroxine.I have been taking this for two weeks but now she wants to do a cortisol test which I have done and has now come back at 501 but I'm now waiting for a further cortisol suppression test. I believe from what I have read it is Hashimoto's.

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Thyroid :: TSH 3.010 T4 1.10 - Low?

Recent tests...TSH 3.010 T4 1.10

Felt good in October of 2013 TSH 1.920 T4 1.04

Now I have been feeling tired. Normal range for labs here is (0.358-3.740)

Should I have my dosage increased? I am on 50 mcg levothyroxine

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Thyroid :: TSH With Reflex To FT4 - 19 ... How Bad Is This?

My latest lab results read:
TSH with reflex to FT4 - 19.825
T4 free 0.4

I keep seeing a lot lower numbers on this board and cannot find anywhere that shows more info on my numbers.

How bad are those numbers? My Dr just upped my levothyroxine but acted like it was no big deal.

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Thyroid :: Supplements That Really Help?

A year or so ago I woke up with heart palpitations. My heart beat was very irregular and BP was high. Because I am a heart patient, I went to the ER. They checked me out and said the only thing they could find was that my TSH was 7.9 and to notify my PCP. I thought he would put me through more testing, but instead he prescribed 25 mcg. I started to feel better right away, but after a week I felt terrible again, so I stopped taking it. Then I felt fine. When I went back for bloodwork it was "normal." I told him I was no longer taking the meds, so he testing again in 3 months. It was a little higher, but still normal to him. My reading since then have been in the mid to high 3s. (TSH 3.2, 3.7) He says that's normal, but I still get symptoms sometimes. Other times, I'm fine. So if he tests at a time that I'm feeling fine, he will get a good reading. He says my reading would not be going up and down. Recently, I have been feeling very cold, low body temperature, with dry flaky skin and constipation in spite of taking a stool softener, puffy face. On my own, I started taking 1/2 of a 25mcg tablet I had leftover from when he had prescribed the synthroid. Now I feel great! Temp is back to normal, sleeping much better, normal bowels, and I've even lost a couple pounds! But I know he is getting tired of hearing me request thyroid tests when he feels they are normal.

Also, he says that TSH up to 5 is normal, but I've heard that anything over 3 is high.

I know that a lot of people have it way worse than this, but there is such a big difference in how I feel when I'm taking this tiny bit of med.

My question is, are there any supplements I can take that will really help? I see so many touted as helping with thyroid function, but I don't want to waste my money on something that isn't really going to help.

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Thyroid :: Why I Am So Thirsty?

I have had everything check that my doctor can think of, but for the last few months a have been so thirsty. I have to chew gum or Suck on a hard candy to get some relief.

I have been hypothyroid for years, without treatment, now the last few months I have been getting better on a lot of symptoms.

I have been checked for sjogren's syndrome, came back negative. My blood sugar and a1c is good also.

Any ideas? Could it still be my thyroid causing this?

I just got my tsh below a 1,and my free t3 is at the top of the range, and free t4 is in the middle of the range.

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Anemia And Thyroid

OK here whats going on with my 2009 I had what drs told me it was "panic attack" later on started feeling depressed along with body aches and nausea and lost of appetite and headaches. Well I was told it was caused by depression so was prescribe drugs .i had them a few weeks but stopped taking them because they were just making me feel really sick .I was diagnosed with lupus in 2011. Before being diagnosed with lupus it took several yrs for doctors to diagnosed me with lupus. They did several lupus test until it finally showed up. Few yrs ago I started noticing that when I would swallow something in my throat would bother me and was dealing with hoarseness but drs didn't really care about 2012 I went to see my Dr about stomach discomfort and some chest pains and too much gas and was told I probably had an ulcer so prescribe me some meds. Never cared to take them. Last yr September 2015 I went to see my new Dr about feeling tired,sleepy,nauseous,lost of appetite,lightheaded,insomnia, stomach discomfort,headaches. She did blood work and told me to go back in two wks. Well for some reason I never went back sooo I ended up going back last week for the same feelings except worse.I was now feeling dizzy,anxious,sad/depressed, brain fog,aches on legs and arms,fainting feeling,heart palpitation just out of it. Lucky I got to my Dr office safe because I would feel dizzy while driving. Well Dr noticed I never went back in sept to get blood results so she tells me that they have been calling me to let me know I was anemic and my thyroid was off. The calling part was mybfault because I changed my phone number and never called the Dr to change it. Well no wonder I have been feeling this way and worse! So she has me do another blood work and tells me to go back and see her in two wks and gave me iron pills. Have to take 2 a day 325 mg. And some stool softener pills and some meds for my ulcer. Today is Tuesday and still need to wait 6 more days to see my Dr. My problem is that I'm not feeling very well and my depression is getting worse and my anxiety too and all these other symptoms too excepts the dizziness has calmed down a little but still get dizzy. I also noticed teeth marks on the side of my tongue. Don't know if my tongue has gotten a little swollen since ei have the marks. My question is if she noticed I was anemic last yr why wouldn't she just prick my finger and see how low I have it. What if I need a blood transfusion. She didn't give me anything for my thyroid so what if that's the reason why I'm feeling really sluggish and really depress. The more the days go by the more depress and anxious that I get .i have trouble taking naps during the day because I don't feel right. I have 5 kids to take care of and I can't focus on them 100% because I'm feeling bad. Can't wait to see my Dr and see the results of my iron and thyroid. I never had issues with my thyroid now it seems like I do. Could it be because of my lupus. Keep in mind I never took meds for my lupus or my ulcer so there are no meds that could interfere with the blood work. I am a person that believes in taking supplements instead of drugs but the way I am feeling I am willing to take anything to make me feel better again because its not fare that my littles ones have to ask my older kids that they want something because I'm laying on the sofa feeling really Bad

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Thyroid :: High FT3, FT4 And TSH

I have done a health check and have gotten my thyroid blood results back:

fT3 25.70 lab range: (1.4 - 4.2 Pg/ml)
fT4 2.87 lab range: (0.80 - 2.20 Pg/ml)
TSH 4.95 lab range: (0.40 - 6.00 mIU/ml)

The T3 value is sky-high, and T4 and TSH are high as well.

The doctor was also stumped and said the results don't match an ECG that was done at the same time. I should be having heart problems, but everything looked fine.

I have done a lot of Googling, but can't find how to interpret these results.

I have taken supplemental iodine 150 mcg for the last 5 months, following the advice of a common popular diet regime. For a while, I have also taken selenium 55 mcg, but stopped this about a month ago.

To me these results look hyperthyroid (T4 and T3) and hypothyroid (high TSH)

Can you make more sense of these results?

A bit more background
I have had a pulsating "tinnitus," - something like a heartbeat in my left ear for the last week, but maybe 4 times a normal heart rate. This was the original reason for wanting to do a checkup, and also including the thyroid. My resting heart rate is about 78, which is about my normal.

I have recently had two strong cups of coffee every day - maybe about 300 mg caffeine total.

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