My name is Kate. I'm a 20 year old college student. Last year, I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism by the doctor here on campus. My levels were only slightly off normal (the true numbers elude me) and my symptoms were pretty mild and included fatigue, difficulty losing weight, etc. My doctor and I both agreed to take a "watch and see" approach.
It's been a little over a year, and now I feel like there is a lump in my throat. Sometimes I get a tickle and start gagging like crazy. It's really embarassing, especially when I'm at work and start looking like I'm going to puke. This tickle also tends to make me cough.
Should I go to the doctor or am I just being a bit of a hypochondriac? (It wouldn't be the first time.)