Completely Confused - Help!
About a year ago, they found a 3 cm. nodule on my thyroid. I had an inconclusive biopsy, so that endo recommended surgery. I freaked out, decided to wait, and a second endo has been monitoring the nodule. She also did an uptake/scan and found out that it is hyperfunctioning, so miniscule chance of cancer.
For the past few years, way before they found the nodule, I have had anxiety, night sweats, fevers, awful brain fog, depression, racing heartbeat, mood swings, chronic throat problems... and the list could go on. The first endo told me that these things weren't likely related to the nodule. The second didn't really address them or explain why I have this nodule, or anything. I'm so confused because I'm tired of living life like this, not having been myself for years. I feel like I can't clearly communicate to my doctor or something, or like these symptoms keep being shrugged off. My TSH was "normal," every time, once .39, once 2.2, once 1.3. I'm on no medication or treatment, I just go see the endo again in about a month. This time I want something to be done. I want to get to the bottom of this so I can live normally. I'm just baffled because I feel stuck. My endo did tell me this could affect my chance of pregnancy in the future. I am 26, married, and want kids in a few years. Has anyone else had an experience like mine? (I haven't been diagnosed with a disease or anything. They never really tried to figure out why I have this nodule, it seems.)
One final question. Has anyone heard of surgery fixing a situation like this? I'm scared of all the horror stories I've read about, with people going hypo after surgery and feeling worse than before and nightmares with meds. I just don't know what to do!!!! I appreciate any help and input.