A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF MY HEALTH PROB
I have had thyroid probs past 14yrs. Was diagnosed with autoimmune thryoid problem 2008, hasimotos with graves disease but some specialists say Graves disease as my symptoms were of both.
However, I have had all my thyroid and associated affected tissue removed & 3mths on i still have immune problems with multiple swollen lymph nodes in my neck. A tiny papillary microcarcinoma thyroid cancer unencapsulated was removed and 6 close-by lymphs were removed thankfully benign on biopsy. Most Gps have made me feel tired and i have felt like giving up the argument - by keeping me going around in circles with little support! Most thyroid patients wish they could give a little of what they have to their evasive gps so they can truly understand how a body feels when it is chronically sick!
My real question is has anyone else had experience with this type of symptom associated with thyroid problems (or not)?
TO FINISH OFF
Most GPs (have) and will cast it off as chronic fatigue & i would like to believe it; i listen to my body and its needs and always have. I strongly feel swollen lymphs are a sign & reaction to a health problem; we were sure the lymphs would abate after surgery - this has not been the case. It feels for me that something else is happening inside my body that drs are not looking at or testing for and i am feeling truly frustrated with the slowness & warrant for further testing.
Any opinions appreciated.
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