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Thyroid Test Results-still Puzzled And Frustrated

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I posted last week about my "normal" large thyroid and elevated antibodies. Was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which I suspected would happen. Still waiting for hard copy of test results, but discussion with doctor's assistant today gave me a diagnosis and she said my antibodies were at 70, TSH 1.95, T4 5.7. The Free Thyroxine Index was 1.7. They didn't do a Free T3.

There is no treatment plan at this point, even though I have symptoms. This is so discouraging. Spent better part of the day trying to find a doctor who treats symptoms along with blood work and tests Free T3. Most alternative doctors do and then we have the insurance issue. I didn't think it would be this hard to find someone in the Atlanta area especially with all these great hospitals.

This is where I need help. The pressure from the enlarged thyroid is making it difficult to swallow and it feels like it is pulsing. Have had an ultrasound, but are there any other tests I should be asking for, CT scan or MRI?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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This is where I need help. The pressure from the enlarged thyroid is making it difficult to swallow and it feels like it is pulsing. Have had an ultrasound, but are there any other tests I should be asking for, CT scan or MRI?

Thanks

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Thanks for answering. My daughter had negative blood work and positive biopsy. Doctor didn't believe she had celiac until I was tested and had positive blood work and biopsy. The rest of my Irish-Italian family has symptoms galore and in no rush to get tested. I think they are getting tired of me pushing, so backed off (for now).

My daughter and I each see different endocrinologists and neither of them tested T3. I will get that that resolved soon. I have appt with new primary and will see if he can help with additional tests and a scan of thyroid. I'm one of those claustrophobic types and not being able to swallow without effort is making me a little panicky.

There seems to be different camps of docs and how they approach test results. Somehow my daughter and I need to find the right camp.

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