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    Old 03-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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    what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    I went to an endocronologist. she said that I had an enlarged thyroid and that she felt a goiter., but normal blood work,not hyper or hypo. I've been experiencing anxiety and panic attacks
    could the enlarged thyroid and goiter be causing the anxiety and panic attacks?

     
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    Old 03-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    If the gland is leaking thyroid hormone, one would certainly feel the effects: nervousness, pounding heart, trembling etc. Fam

     
    Old 03-28-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    That's true. If the gland is working too hard - either by trying to make more hormone because your blood levels are too low for you, or by making excess hormone and making your levels too high, it gets larger (goiter).

    Anxiety and panic attacks are common thyroid symptoms. Your endo may be mistaken that your blood work is "normal". It might be normal for another person, but not for you in particular.

    If you want to post your results with their lab ranges here, we can help you determine if another opinion is a good idea.

     
    Old 03-31-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

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    That's true. If the gland is working too hard - either by trying to make more hormone because your blood levels are too low for you, or by making excess hormone and making your levels too high, it gets larger (goiter).

    Anxiety and panic attacks are common thyroid symptoms. Your endo may be mistaken that your blood work is "normal". It might be normal for another person, but not for you in particular.

    If you want to post your results with their lab ranges here, we can help you determine if another opinion is a good idea.

     
    Old 04-01-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    I haved my lab results:
    Please tell me what you think??

    Range

    TSH 1.840 [0.465-4.680]
    T4(FREE) 0.93 [ 0.62-1.94]
    FREE T3 5.43 H [ 2.77-5.27]

     
    Old 04-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    You have odd labs, and it's going to take a really good thyroid doc to figure it out for you.

    Your T4 free is pretty low... lower than most healthy people need it to be. But your T3 free is way too high, and it's the likely reason for your anxiety and panic attacks. These two conditions aren't usually seen together and certainly aren't "normal". If the endo tells you they are, get another opinion.

    You didn't say... You don't take any thyroid medicine, do you?

     
    Old 04-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #7
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    No I don't. Thank you so much. I am going to see another endo.

     
    Old 04-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #8
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    Re: what does enlarged thyroid glands mean

    You may need another blood test to check:cortisol level; TSI antibodies.
    About 85% of hormone T3 is produced outside of the thyroid [t4 to t3 conversion]; cortisol level is in charge for that

     
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