Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving !
around may 2018, I started feeling pressure (no PAIN) on the left part of my neck (below the left chin and above the thyroid area but deep, not superficial). also, I had (still do) left upper quadrant (LUQ) pain which seems as if a nerve is stretched from there to the top of my chest. I also had shortness of breath along with heart palpitations. I went to my primary care physician in July and my TSH was slightly elevated (4.6[ref: 0.4-4.2]). The doctor re-did the tests after 1 week and it came down to 3.3. This time, we did Free T3 and T4 which were within Normal range. She said it must've been a false positive. She treated me for Vit B12 and D3 deficiency I had at that time.
2.5 months later, i went back with the same symptoms and we repeated the TSH, T3 and T4. the TSH this time came down to 0.257 (lower than reference range). This time, I was referred to an Endocrinologist.
He performed some thyroid antibody blood tests and ordered US and Radioactive Iodine uptake tests. the antibody tests were negative for Grave's, endocrine tumor etc. US showed multiple colloid benign cysts with largest measuring 5 mm. The Radioactive Iodine update scan showed no goiter and showed decreased uptake. He said it's subacute thyroiditis. He put me under observation.
I went back to him in 7 weeks with new TSH, FreeT4 and Free T3 tests. My sysmptoms are the same as 8 months back (heart palpitations are there. Shortness of breath comes and goes, LUQ pain shooting up as gas). TSH was frankly supressed at