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Old 04-26-2002, 11:20 AM   #1
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thyroid disorders

Very confused and upset.......
I have had hypo thyroid disease for many years and have been taking synthroid for it.In a cartoid artery ultrasound they came across a 2.5cm nodule on my right lobe. The next proceedure was an ultrasound of my thyroid.Results...The right lobe has a hypoechoic appearance in it's entirety with some areas of increases overall echogenicity, the right lobe was estimated at 18x22x10mm.The left lobe demonstrates a heterogenous overall appearance with muliple low density seen the overall size 14x6x9mm. Results abnormal appearing thyroid bilaterally as described.
Next I was sent in to have a technetium thyroid scan. That was even more interesting as they could not even seen the thyroid and the radiologist told my Dr. that it was negative. This was a different radiologist.WHAT IS NEGATIVE?? There was no thyroid to be seen. I have been off my medication for quite awhile now and feel no different than I did on it. I am very frustrated at this point and all this started the beginning of March.My own Dr. even forgot to suggest I begin taking my synthroid again. I feel as I am lost somewhere between worlds. Can someone pleasr advise me as to what I should do now?


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Old 05-21-2002, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid disorders

Thank You so much for your reply. Since I was here last time I went to an interist and she is trying to get me into an endo she feels is the best in the area. I have already been told that he is no longer taking new patients and the other specialist, I can't get into until Oct.So my Dr. is going to call the other Dr. back and try to get me in as soon as possible. Meantime I have been put back on my thyroid meds as the Dr. stated after reading my blood tests..."it was no wonder that you had a hard time getting out of bed,let alone doing anything else" I have been so sick. I have gained 30#s not good for someone with high blood pressure and severe emphysema not to mention my face so swollen and barely able to see and the open sores in my oral cavity.I have been so sick but I am beginning to feel alittle better since back on my throid again but still need my naps to recover from ANY activities.I still have some open lesions in my mouth that just don't want to give up even with the steroid paste that I put on them.At 55 I have had three back surgeries, one lumbar and two cervical spine not to mention all the other surgeries that have happened over the years. Im getting real tired of something always going wrong and then to find out I can't even get into a Dr. to solve this is very devistating. I hope my Dr. can talk him into seeing me soon.I am afraid I might have some oral cancer going on too.

Old 05-21-2002, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: thyroid disorders

Hi pensparidise1. Oral cancers typically do not hurt. It sounds like your immune system is so busy fighting your thyroid problems that it can't address the sores in your mouth. This is not uncommon.

There are a couple of things you can do for the mouth sores. A health food store will have the following:

L-Lysine (1000 mg) twice a day.

"Super Lysine Plus" ointment, that you put on the sores.

Grape Seed Extract (capsules) - 1000 mcg, twice a day.

The Grape Seed Extract is expensive, but it's an excellent antioxidant that can speed the healing. If you decide not to use it, however, DO use the Lysine. It helps fight the herpes virus (most mouth sores are herpes simplex I).

Also, AVOID eating peanuts and chocolate. They limit the body's ability to absorb Lysine.

I hope you can get an Endo appointment soon. It sounds like you need follow-up much sooner than October.

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