Thanks all for your support
As to the aspirin, yes, it's to be taken in place of prednisone/steroid since I had spoken w/her during my visit of how I had lost my hearing in my left ear 2 yrs ago (74% hearing loss which is dx'd as being deaf) during my total hysterectomy surgery (no one knows if it happened from the anesthesia or all the meds I was given), and a month later the ENT had me on 60mg of prednisone and after 6 days I was ready to check myself into the hospital because I was certainly having an allergic reaction, my throat on the outside was huuuuge and my throat inside was sooo swollen and of many colors
... and I was high as a kite and felt so wierd, hard to explain, anyway, I went cold turkey off of it and with the help of my sisters on the phone, brought me down to reality, certainly took time/days that's for sure. Anyway, I didn't go into all those details with the endo but as to me taking pred, it's definitely "no" for me. But I've heard for many who take a very lose dose of it do okay.
Anyway, during my visit w/the endo, she felt my thyroid and all felt fine except when she pressed slightly at the bottom front of it ... it felt a bit tender but not excruciating ... kinda like the feeling when you're wearing a tight turtle neck shirt and it's a bit too tight. So, w/the slight minimal pain she wants me to take the aspirin to see if it helps ... also, she wanted me to check w/my PCP first since I have a hiatal hernia and GERD, in which I haven't called him yet and probably won't either ... but, I spoke w/my sister who's studying to be a Nurse, she'll graduate next May, 2007, anyway, she told me to buy the Bayer low dose - 81mg, safetycoated - ENTERIC which is alot calmer on the stomac than regular Bayer, which I bought last night but haven't taken any yet.
My endo and I didn't discuss any meds yet, she's probably going to wait and see how my tests come back. I went yesterday morning to have my blood drawn for all the Free T3's and 4's, etc., and adrenal cortisol test. As soon as the tests are back, I'll be at the lab to pick them up ... I'm one who never waits for the doctor, lol, always have my toosh in the front lab door to get my copy first, lol. I was told it takes about a week for the results, but, as soon as I pick up my copy, I'll share the results with you all first so we can help diagnose me further, lol ... so, at the moment she dx'd me with Hashi's thryroiditis by my symptoms, exam, and TSH results for the past 2 yrs ... but will be awaiting to see what the antibodies test show.
Soon I'll post my story in here but am sure it'll be quite lengthy, what I'll try to do also is show all my conditions/diseases along with symptoms instead of explaining each diagnosis, otherwise we'll be here all day
Thanks a million you all for your help, bye for now, Marty