Have had odd symptoms of ringing ears, light headed, racing heart (not all the time just at odd moments), very forgetful, blurry eye sight and heat problems for a while.
About 15 days ago started with a very sore throat, slight earache, a pain under my jaw near my ear and swollen glands on the left side (thought I was coming down with flu). No development of any cold etc so went to the doctor last Friday as feeling really 'off' and had noticed a small lump that had gotten a bit bigger on my lower left side of neck. She did her examination and then said that there was a lump on my thyroid so has referred me to some specialists (should receive a letter in the next two weeks with an appointment date). She sent me for loads of bloods and ECG and another check of my blood pressure as is elevated and normally have low blood pressure.
Am getting really painful neck and shoulders whilst at work which does ease off once a bit relaxed and in bed (probably tension as am in a busy 'physical' job and finding it hard as not feeling well).
Oh yes, forgot to say that am finding it hard to talk and my voice is going a bit 'rough' or 'throaty' (like when one has a chest infection). Still have a sore throat and ears (these symptoms where really bad until about 4.00pm today and then eased a bit.
Has anyone experienced any of this as feel like a hypochondriac and really trying to push through at work (do not have a very understanding boss) and cannot explain to anyone as not diagnosed with anything.
Unfortunately, you are going to have to have tests and results for a diagnosis. You could have anything at this point--perhaps thyroiditis if this came on suddenly, which may cause your symptoms---it might have resulted in the enlarged thyroid lobe.
The only thing you should make sure is that your blood pressure is okay---if you want you can probably ask your doctor for a beta blocker or something in the meantime.
Perhaps this will keep you calm---if it's thyroid related, it's a good thing, because it's treatable---not a killer type thing. Let us know what happens when you move to the next step!
The Following User Says Thank You to Reece For This Useful Post: kaz26 (06-28-2011)
Reading what you said, there is definitely a case for thyroid evaluation. I would definitely get an Ultrasound. But the symptoms you are describing sound like the could be other things too. So, investigate further and wait for your blood work to come back. But definitely get your neck and thyroid ultrasounds.
The Following User Says Thank You to Terri880 For This Useful Post: kaz26 (06-28-2011)
LOL! I doubt it. But it's funny. Please let us know about your blood work when you get the results. I'm curious to find out if the symptoms you are describing turn out to be thyroid related, or something else.
Bloods came up fine nothing to worry about. still have a lump in the thyroid gland. feeling loads better so probably just something viral. by the way have not had a period for 4 years so not the menopause.