To those with a thyroid condition?

How did you discover you had a problem? Did you feel like something was in yout throat? Were you told you had an enlarged thyroid, get it checked out & then told it was nothing?


  • I asked for the testing, unfortunately I tested in the afternoon the first time so I did not get diagnosed. Thyroid testing should always be done first thing in the morning because most doctors only do a TSH. TSH will be higher first thing in the morning and at its lowest point about 2PM. It was about a year later tht I finally got diagnosed. I’ve learned a lot about being hypothyroid and I suggest a morning TSH, Free T4, Free T3, and an antibody test. Also, always find out what your lab results are, as some labs are going by old standards. A tsh of 3.0 should be treated

    I had a feeling like I was choking a lot. I would wake up feeling this way. I had all the classic hypothyroid symptoms too. Below are some thyroid links

  • Misty Eyes

    My mom found out because she was always tired so she went to the Dr to find out why.

  • artanis_knarf

    My doctor did a TSH test to check my thyroid levels because I was not growing as quickly as I should. If you are having problems, you should go to your doctor. If you disagree with his/her diagnosis, get a second opinion. A simple blood test will tell you if you are hypo or hyperthyroid.

  • correrafan

    I felt so cold all the time, wearing sweaters and jeans while everyone else was in shorts and tees. I would sleep 12 hours a day. My skin and hair were dry, after having been on the oily side since puberty. All the regular general practice and family doctors told me that my thyroid levels were normal, until I happen to see an endocrinologist for another problem. His first question was, "Do you have trouble swallowing? Feel like you have something stuck in your throat? You thyroid is huge." He sent me for a "radioisotope scan and uptake" test and it showed a very sluggish thyroid gland. I have been taking Armour thyroid for years, and except for having diabetes, I feel fine. In the winter, I still suffer from the cold at times.

    Only a Endocrinologist can diagnose a thyroid problem with any accuracy. Blood tests do not always show a sluggish thyroid.

  • Barbara T

    I did not have any symptoms or know that anything was wrong with my thyroid. However, I went to a Cardiologist for high cholesterol and before I left he checked my thyroid. He said I had a mass in my thyroid and needed to have surgery right away. I ended up having my thyroid removed because of cancer. Had I not gone to the Cardiologist, I might not have known I had it until it was too late since I did not exhibit any symptoms. The cancer had metatizised into my lymph nodes. Please have an endocrinologist check you out.

  • prarierosebud

    My husband has a hyperthyroid. His symptoms included weight loss, insomnia, fatigue, hair loss, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, he was hot all the time and sweating while the rest of the family was cold because he kept turning down the thermometer, diarrhea, weakness, eye/vision changes, shaking upon standing up. This came upon so quickly and took a while for a diagnoses.
    If you think you have a thyroid problem, be it hyper or hypo,meet with your doctor for a thyroid examination and blood test.
    Request a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test. They don’t find any thyroid problems with regular blood work.

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