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    Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Long story but basically I've been on 150mg in January, 125mg in February and now back up to 150mg .
    I just keep going overactive then underactive
    I have tried unsuccessfully to get the doctor to listen about my last posting on here about T3 & T4.
    Anyway, my throat has felt like i am being strangled for some time and mentioned this to the doctor.
    She has referred me for a throat scan and i am pretty scared! She felt my throat and mentioned goitres.
    Has anyone been for a throat scan and can they tell me what will happen/what they are looking for ?
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    Re: Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Hi aussie,

    There is nothing to worry about the scan. It may be ultrasound scan which is exactly the same as going for a scan for a baby. They put a lotion on your neck and then put the apparatus and see in the monitor how is your thyroid and if there are any nodules or goiters etc.

    I had mine done two times because they lost the results for the first one. You'll also be able to see the thing on the monitor if your nurse is nice. I wouldn't be scared as it's one step forward towards getting better rather than being pulled and pushed b/w overactive and underactive.


    They say stressed out adrenals are also a cause of that but that happens on the unchanged doses.

    So have you got your appointment sorted and when you going for the scan?

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    I think some people can find that a change in dosage of only 12.5 can make a difference. If you are over on 150 but under on 125. Perhaps you could suggest to your Doc that you take 150 one day and 125 the next.

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    Re: Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiD
    Hi aussie,
    So have you got your appointment sorted and when you going for the scan?
    so much for explaining what will happen. The doctor said that i would have an appointment within 2 weeks but when the doctors receptionist phoned to check where the appointment was she said there was a 5 week backlog so i am still waiting
    The good thing is that my bloodtest says i am back to 'normal' so we will see how this goes on 150mg again.
    But i won't hold my breath...
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    Re: Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Quote Originally Posted by David
    I think some people can find that a change in dosage of only 12.5 can make a difference. If you are over on 150 but under on 125. Perhaps you could suggest to your Doc that you take 150 one day and 125 the next.

    David
    That was something i was thinking about because it has been up and down. I'm glad that someone else thinks along these lines!
    Going to demand a referral to a specialist or whatever after the scan because i have had enough of my doctors and their theories and need someone who knows what they are talking about.
    I come on here to keep my sanity! :d
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    Re: Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Aussie, if you are thinking of asking to see a specialist, do try to ensure that you see a thyroid expert as
    most endocrinologists are diabetes experts and know very little more than your doctor about hypothyroidism
    though they are a bit more clued up on nodules etc. A true thyroid specialist is a very rare Bird indeed.

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    Re: Throat scan - anyone put me at ease?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny
    Aussie, if you are thinking of asking to see a specialist, do try to ensure that you see a thyroid expert as
    most endocrinologists are diabetes experts and know very little more than your doctor about hypothyroidism
    though they are a bit more clued up on nodules etc. A true thyroid specialist is a very rare Bird indeed.
    for that Ginny, I had no idea about that.
    It really doesn't get any better for us does it?
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