This is my first post to the Thyroid board. I’m glad it’s here!
I have a goiter on my thyroid and it has increased in size since it was first found about 2 ½ years go. Had a biopsy and it was benign. It’s slightly noticeable to the eye but very noticeable upon touch. I’ve been experiencing the following:
• sudden mood swings/depression
• lump in throat after eating
• shoulder and neck pain (mostly around my clavicle)
• heart palpitations
Was recently diagnosed as Bi-polar 2 (BP2) for the mood and depression symptoms. I’ve since started on a medicine for the BP and I’m wary of trying it since I know thyroid problems can exhibit symptoms of BP, but at the same time, my endocrinologist said my last 2 thyroid test levels were normal so he feels the dx of BP is
correct. The BP med has several unpleasant side effects. I have an appt for a thyroid ultrasound on May 10th. I’d hate to not take the BP med only to find out I should have been and vice versa. Help! Anyone else been in this fast-sinking boat?