Confused - Goiter and Lyme
I was diagnosed with multinodular goiter in March, 2004. Put on Synthroid to suppress the growth. Then about 6 months later got diagnosed with Lyme (blood results were neither positivie nor negative, but showed Lyme antibodies) Doctor said I must've had it for awhile. I went on antibiotics for 3 months and couldn't take it anymore. I am feeling better although I still have some symptoms - cold hands, feet, hair shedding, belching.
My questions are:
Is anyone else being treated for multinodular goiter?? (My blood values were fine in March, 2004 - before meds)
TSH- 1.19 (0.35-5.5)
FT3 - 3.3 (2.3-4.2)
FT4 - 1.41 (0.8-1.9)
Current results as of 1/05:
TSH 0.37 (.35-5.5)
FT3 - 3.22 (2.3-4.2)
FT4 - 1.2 (0.9-1.8)
How do I distinguish between Lyme symptoms and thyroid?
Do I need to stay on Synthroid forever.
I am in the process of find a new Endo. - prior one didn't have much experience and I wasn't satisfied with her answers or lack of.