Hypothyroidism? Foot swelling, trouble swallowing.
I’d love some help to figure out what’s going on. The underlying problem.
About a week and a half ago I woke up to having my right foot and ankle swollen for absolutely no apparent reason. My lower leg looks like a tube. And sort of painful to touch. Went to the chiropractor thinking maybe something was out, maybe sciatica, went twice and it didn’t change my foot.
Also been having trouble swallowing for the past few months but been trying to ignore it.
Kind of avoiding the worst case scenario. ￼
￼But then I’m also having trouble losing weight. Hair loss. Dry skin. Cold feet and fingers. Bunch of other little symptoms that seemed unrelated. ￼Did my own research and then I was wondering if I have hypothyroidism.
So I went to my doctor yesterday and asked him to take all the tests.￼ ￼He also felt my throat and said he could not feel my thyroid. I thought maybe it was enlarged. ￼But I have trouble swallowing. Feels like there’s something blocking my food going down. Like it just sits at the base of my neck waiting to be forced down with liquid. ￼Like my esophagus has tightened up and is smaller than it used to be. ￼I have to drink a sip of water with every mouthful or it feels like it’s clogging up in my throat. Hopefully it’s something simple.
I spent the past 24 hours looking into hypothyroidism, dysphagia￼￼, inflammation, gut health etc. I just don’t want to have them say we can’t find anything in the blood test or ￼here take a pill and not know what’s really happening. Especially if there’s something underlying. I hate taking pills if not necessary, especially if there’s a natural way to take care of it.
So… My request is this: that the real reason for all this would be identified. Soon. And that it could be treated with natural￼ changes in my diet, supplements, lifestyle change. Etc.