Sorry to make you guys read so much but i'm still so confused so i'm gonna tell my whole story and hopefully someone will be able to help (niki)
in 1999 my gyno found a nodule, sent me to an endo and had an uptake scan they said it was plummers disese and put me on medicine( i don't remember what kind)this was in the middle of planning my wedding so i did'nt think it was a big deal, fast forward 2005 i feel a lump in my neck and my gp sends me for a sono and uptake scan. and basic bloodwork, scan comes back hot and bloodwork hyper so off to endo i go. he looks at scans and says go to this surgeon and have it taken out. end of story no bloodwork, no nothing just get it taken out. ok, i was not having any symptons that i could relate to my thyroid and already was trying to get my insurance company to agree to a breast reduction(my mom had just finished her chemo for breast cancer)
so i put it on the back burner.
Sept 06 i go to a new gp cause i swear iam having a nervous breakdown, she sends me for basic bloodwork comes back hyper i already have an appt with endo (cause i've now have done some research and realize that alot of my symptons could be from my thyroid. ) new endo looks at scans from '05 and does sono in office says right nodule has grown to 5cm and i should have rai, i saw her on a thursday, she sends me to hospital for new uptake scan so she can order rai, tells me by the end of next week it will all be done. needless to say i don't get an appt for two weeks another week goes by before i hear from her and she tells me come by the office tomm pick up the prescription and bring to hosp they will order it and i can take it friday afternoon since it only take 24 hours to get.well that hospital doesn't do rai and they are 100% sure it can't be done in 24 hrs(please note this endo had me taken off all my antideppressants cause this would be taken care of in a week or two) so now off all meds for awhile i am having a nervous breakdown.
i go back to my gp and insist on a fna and a full bloodworkup and a new endo
she sends me for all and gets me into the endo office the next day,(side note after i had the uptake scan i had really really bad diarrea for two weeks and lost 16 lbs though iam hyper i never lose weight and was pretty much overweight- i think it was from the radiation) so my new endo who is supposed to be great looks at scans from '05 and measures my thyroid with a tape and orders rai. he orders 16 where as the other endo started with 9.5 but when i got my script it was for 12 anyway i get my fna on wed morning i'm home by noon thurs night my gp calls and says that fna came back fine and she talked to the endo and agrees with the rai treatment.(another side note tues night the lab calls and says i will only be having the sono cause i wasn't scheduled for enough time for the fna, i go into the office and again they tell me i'm only having the sono, have the sono next thing i know they are pulling out needles for a fna???what the, also has anybody ever have a biopsy result come back that fast???)these are my bloodwork results:
T4, Free 1.9 range .8-1.8ng/dl
T4, Total 15.6 range 4.5-12ug/dl
t3 uptake 32.1 range 22.0-35.0%
T4 calculated 5.01 range1.53- 3.85 units
T3 total 324 range 60-181ng/dl
TSI 102 range <=125% baseline
i can't find anything on this paper work for a TSH test
i have what looks like veritligo on my arms with a rash that lasted over a year the itching is gone but the veritilgo is still there i got it after i had a baby bout 2 1/2 years ago
i know this is like the longest thread ever but i have no idea what i should do
chances are the medicine they gave me back in 99 was ant******** and it made me sick which is why i stopped taking it, i think i might have had a bad reacation to the radiation already at a low level and who really want's surgery?
i have absoultly no idea what to do.
any help please