Do i have a thyroid problem?

I have all the symptoms of a thyroid disorder but all the blood tests have been negative.Is it possible they are wrong and i do have a thyroid problem?
The symptoms i have are as follows ,, Swolen neck and puffy face ,, very dry brittle hair and cracked nails ,, sleepy all the time ,, and depressed there are more but these are the main ones.

6 comments

  • Terra Nostra

    Here is the bit I found:

    You don’t need to have all of these symptoms in order to have a thyroid problem, but here are some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition:
    10. Muscle and Joint Pains, Carpal Tunnel/Tendonitis Problems.
    9. Neck Discomfort/Enlargement.
    8. Hair/Skin Changes.
    7. Bowel Problems.
    6. Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems.
    5. Family History.
    4. Cholesterol Issues.
    3. Depression and Anxiety.
    2. Weight Changes.
    1. Fatigue.
    If you have some of the above symptoms, your next steps should be to read Thyroid Disease 101, along with a visit to your doctor for a thorough thyroid evaluation.

  • I was diagnosed with a thyroid problem 6 years ago. LAst year doctors revealed I actually never had one all this time. It’s possible they’re wrong.

  • single lady & proud of it!!!

    nobody no’s ur body better then u so yes the tests can b rong becuz people in my family hav cuz 1 dr. said they didnt then another said they did so i belive they could b rong ur dr’s!!

  • Lady NYC

    Do the anti bodies test. and ultra sound for your thyroid will tell if its a goiter, or nodules. if its still negative, you should look into other possibilities.

    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. Hodgkin’s Disease
    3. Leukemia
    4. Lymphoma
    5. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    6. Tuberculosis
    7. Viral diseases (syphilis

    The only reason i am pushing you to be tested for other things is because i know what it feels like to have vague symptoms (for 3 years) and know one can tell me whats wrong. after being sick so long i have been diagnose with "MS" and Hashimotos Disease. I had to go in a full circle to get back the that point,. Don’t give up.

  • lab rat

    If your thyroid tests (TSH and FT4) are normal, then it is extremely unlikely that you have a thyroid problem. These tests are very reliable and they are the gold standard way to pick up hypothyroidism. You can’t diagnose someone with hypothyroidism unless there is some abnormality in their TSH and/or FT4. Many unqualified people will try and tell you something different, but they really don’t understand the subject.

    There is a very clear and professional explanation of this here:
    http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/specialties/Endocrinology-Diabetes/Documents/Hypothyroidism.pdf

  • Lisa A

    That depends on what you mean by all of the blood tests. Did you actually get your thyroid tested? To test your thyroid you need T3 and T4 tests. If you only had a TSH test, then you had your pituitary gland tested. Measuring the pituitary hormone TSH is only an indirect, second hand way to guess at what your thyroid hormone levels are.

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