thyroid or something?
Hoping someone can offer me some advice here…..
I have been dealing with whatever is going on in my body now for 7 months. It all started back towards the end of Dec 2010. By the begining of Jan 2011, I started loosing weight. My glands in my neck begin to swell, my skin itches so bad that sometimes I have to take Benedryl to help. Now fastforward to July, I have lost almost 7 pounds (I only weigh 90 pds right now, started at like 97-98 pds 5’0.) The glands that are now swollen have spread to under my arms, and my bikini area. I get these cramps in my stomach (had a hysterectomy 2 years ago) and get bloated after eating.
I went to an endocronologist in March and he was no help. He did a thyriod scan of my neck which showed a small nodule (hyperochoic), a ct scan which showed small “probably” bengin lymph nodes all through my neck. He refused to do a bioposy due to the nodlue being so small so he sent me elsewhere.
Middle of May I went to a thyroid specalist who told me it may be my thyroid and it just quit or something. So at the begining of June she did an ultra sound of my neck, told me that she did not see the thyroid nodlue anymore but on the ultra sound report she clearly states a .6 cm something in my right lobe area. Her indication is a cervical adneopathy and recommened a bioposy.
Since this appt, she has now told myprimary that she thinks it is Hashmotosis thyroiditist but given that I have dealt with this for almost 7 months, for further evualtaion be done. He refused saying that I just need to take an asprin for the next 3 months and come in again to re evaluate my thyroid levels.
As you can imagine this frustrates me. My thyroid levels are fine (armour thyroid for hypothyriod for about 2 years), Since I am still loosing weight and having the itchy skin and now with they lymph nodes swelling more, I am very concerned.