Jun 28, 2011 - 1:32 am
I am doing research because I am having a FNA on a very large nodule on my thyroid. It has blood flow, and I have some swollen nodes. I'm not looking for the worst case scenario, but trying to be educated when I go to my appointments. (and I'm a little scared, my mother died of cancer at age 33)
I've been reading several of your posts, and I was noticing how many of you are exhausted, depressed and have other symptoms that I have had due to my hypothyroidism. Everyone keeps talking about their TSH levels, but I haven't noticed anyone mentioning Free T3 or Free T4 levels. Does anyone have these tests done? Is it not relative after a TT?
For me my TSH was WNR, but I couldn't function I was so tired. I had my Free T3 tested and low and behold it was incredibly low. After being on Cytomel for a couple of months, I feel like a new person. If I have to have a TT, I really dread going back to feeling the way I was before. Has anyone here had hypothyroidism before the thyroid cancer?
I think all of you sound like very strong and positive people.