More Thyroid Problems

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BlueSky555, May 10, 2006.

  1. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    I went back to surgeon today for follow-up from fine-needle biopsy which was benign. However, still more possible bad news. (I thought that was over). He said I have Thyroiditis (spell), whatever that is. I think something to do with immune system, not sure. Now, he is sending me to an endocrinlogist. There is still a possibility of surgery which will leave me more than likely after several scars from other surgeries in same area, hoarse or nothing. (Will be sent out of town to specialist if necessary).

    Anyway, I really thought I was "out of the woods" but I suppose not.

    At least if anyone has thyroid problems, which I hope NONE of you will, I will be able to tell you what my experience was through all of this.

    Take Care!
    BlueSky555
  2. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I've had the above for several years, and it's when antibodies attack our thyroid and create hypothyroidism.

    I just was put on Armor Thyroid & once I got my dose down, have not had anymore problems with it; other than occasionally having it checked for dosage.

    Don't remember your background; just wanted you to hear about your latest DX.

    LIGHT*************carole
  3. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    besides blood work what else told them you had thyroid problems?How long did it take to find ?
  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    BlueSky555:

    I have hypothyroidism and it was DX by my rheumatologist who takes care of me for FM/CFS. He does blood every four months, which seems like alot, but he said he must know how the dosage of Synthroid is.

    Yours seems to be much worse, having to go see an endocrinologist. I hope all goes well.

    nyrofan
  5. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Yes, it IS much worse. The surgeon said that normal person needing thyroid surgery, risk of 1% danger; mine, due to other surgeries 50%. I was so thankful it was benign but still not out of danger. I suppose the worse would be coming out of this with no voice and the least, hoarse. I think I could deal with the hoarse part.

    Again, thank you for your concerns. TAKE your synthroid on an empty stomach!!!!! PLEASE!

    Take Care!
    BlueSky555

    PS: In answer to question, I found, and they also could feel, a knot on my throat and also I was having problems swallowing and affected voice; not bad but a little hoarse. I have so much scar tissue up there that they didn't notice it for awhile but I did and told Dr.[This Message was Edited on 05/11/2006]
  6. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    So sorry you are having thyroid problems. I have hypothyroidism and take synthroid and cytomel for it. The cytomel I have to take twice a day. It is a pain having to take it on an empty stomach, especially the cytomel. I hope your surgery goes well and you don't have any complications from it. I think many of us here know the feeling of thinking things will be calm, only to find out we have any health problem to deal with.

    Take care and let us know how things go.

    Ellen