About three months ago I was dx with hypothyroid (TSH = 6.9). I started on Synthroid at 50 mcg and after six weeks was bumped up to 100 mcg (TSH = 3.8). I switched drs after my first doc told me most of my symptoms were due to my being a women and needing more sleep. He then gave me a rx for ambien and told me to take it for 30, yes 30 days.
I took it once and will not be doing that again. Anyway, I saw my new doc last week and he ordered a thyroid ultrasound and repeat labs including T4 and antibodies. My TSH came back at .82 and all others were within normal range, no antibodies were found. However, the nurse just called and said they found some growths on the thyroid and wanted to send me in for a thryoid scan.
Alright, here are my questions: 1) Is a TSH of .82 too low? 2)What exactly is a thyroid scan and should I be worried? Someone told me that only if I were hyperthyroid would they be concerned about cancer, is this correct?
Also I have been feeling poorly lately being sick to my stomach and gassy, also it feels like there is always something in my throat and my neck is very uncomfortable around were my thyroid is located. I think I am just freaking out and would like some reassurance that I am not going crazy.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much.