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Wed, Jan 30 1:44pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

The pain comes and goes. The doctor doesn't think I need to get the scan done again. He wants me to come back at the end of March and he will see how the values look.

Wed, Jan 30 1:17pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Ok, the earlier message went through in full. Please get with your IT to fix greater than or less than symbol which are the culprits that are truncating the text after either of them…

Wed, Jan 30 1:15pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

trying ;:-_=+'\|

back to my thing:

Hi @Ethanethanmcconkey,

TSH was Frankly surpressed to less than 0.005 and Free T3 was 4.9 (went up from 4.1 in 7 weeks) and Free t4 was 1.71 (went up from 1.51 in 7 weeks). The biggest questions I have are 1. can hyperthyroidism phase in subacute last 8+ months ? 2. Do I need to get my US and radioactive update scans done again ? 3. what will happen if I start thyroid medication, do I need to take it life long ?

in these 7 weeks, i had neck CT scan and holter monitor for my pounding heart done and both of them came out normal. Also, my ENT doctor did laryngoscopy a couple times and he found no issue at all.

Thanks a lot for following up .

Wed, Jan 30 1:12pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Oh no. I think it's not taking the less than symbol as well. I'm smart this time..I copied the text to a notepad before hitting reply button. I'll modify and paste it in my next message (trying ?@#$%^&*()":{}[].,/!`~ )

Wed, Jan 30 1:09pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi @Ethanethanmcconkey,

TSH was Frankly surpressed to

Tue, Jan 29 7:07pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I did not realize the message was cut off after a certain point. Here's the continuation…

TSH was frankly supressed to

Tue, Jan 29 5:23pm · Subacute thyroiditis - Not resolving ! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi All,

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