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baffled with multi symptoms
frustrated and worn out !! for the last 8 months at least i have suffered from major throat irritation, feeling like lump in throat when swallowing, sore neck, ear pain (both ears), stuffy head, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness and joint and bone pain, sore tongue and mouth. cbc normal, but probably time for another one. they did an ultrasound last week on thyroid and found multiple nodules so thyroid uptake yesterday. xray person said thyroid functioning at about 19 on a scale of 10 to 41 being normal and thyroid looked to be working. i have all the symptoms of hyperthyroid and thyroid problems they say but blood test look almost normal.  question.... for those that suffer with thyroid problems does this sound familiar? all these various problems. i stay cold and just feel achy all the time. oh they have diagnoised me with fibromyalgia and cfs as well... maybe for lack of answer for anything else.  I would love some feedback !!! single mom with four kids and a business that i have to keep working every day. no time to sit down and rest, so i really need to get well and get some answers fast.  
thanks so much!!
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi!
Your symptoms could be due to a combination of thyroid problems and bad acid reflux. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. This should help with the throat, ear and other symptoms, which could be due to acid reflux. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiency should be looked into. You should also tes for H pylori infection of the gut.
You could be having subclinical hypothyroidism. In such a setting, Hashimotos’s thyroiditis should be tested for which is an autoimmune disorder. However in 10-15% cases of Hashimotos the test comes back normal. Hence other thyroid antibodies such as antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg), and to a lesser extent, TSH receptor-blocking antibodies, thyroid-stimulating antibody and cytotoxic antibody should be tested for.Also the tests should be repeated after 3 months. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thanks so much for your response and i will try what you said. Spoke with nurse today and they said they felt thyroid was functioning within normal range despite many many nodules which apparently are causing sore throat on inside as well as sore to touch on outside. I am miserable and now feel helpless even more since they seem reluctant to move forward with this. I have been told i have fibromyaligia/cfs but find it hard to believe these can cause such issues such as flu like symptoms, painful joints and muscle tendersness along with extreme fatigue, easy brusiing, shortness of breath and sore throat and ears.  not even sure which way to turn at this point. you can only ask and hope that they work with you. i feel i am beating my head against t the wall and this isnt a good idea since everything else hurts as well. :}
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I'm assuming you are going to an endocrenologist.

The next step I would suggest is a biopsy of the thyroid to see what you are dealing with.  
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