Re: Peristent thyroid pain and inflammation for 2+ months
I had viral thyroiditis many years ago.
It will stay inflamed for a minimum of 3 months---can even take 6 or even 9 months---what happens is, first your thyroid gets inflamed, spits out too much hormone, and then you are hyperthyroid. Then, like a roller coaster, it drops down, all the way down, and you become hypothyroid, then finally, you usually go back to normal---at least I did.
Mine was confirmed with an uptake scan. Did you have one? If it's low/diffuse uptake, they can confirm the diagnosis. I also had a fever.
It took me about 3.5 months to cycle. I wasn't given any medication in those days, as my endo. didn't believe in it, however, I did pop a lot of advil for the inflammation. I wasn't given predisone, but that's not a great drug either---affects the adrenals, if you don't need it, consider asking fro another anti inflammatory---and remember on predisone, you need to wean off gradually.