Aa
A
A
Close
487969 tn?1249316891
I can't remember the answer!
What is the swollen tongue thing and the relation to thyroid?  Woke up looking like that recent picture on someone' profile, but I can't remember who had the profile, just the picture.  

What does a swollen tongue mean?  Did your's kind of hurt?
Cancel
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
314892 tn?1264627503
Hi. It is me with the swollen tongue.

Mine doesn't hurt ot bother me at all.

It can be a sign of hypoT (should go away though, under proper treatment), B12 deficiency, and amyloidosis (scarey disease I don't want to think about) and angioedema.

I am switching from Synthroid to Levoxyl this week to see if it is related to some ingredient. I guess I will know in a week or 2, once the Synthroid is out of my system.

I will update if that is the reason.

What is the timeline of your thryoid disease, treatment and swollen tongue?

One doctor told me it was anxiety!

Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
487969 tn?1249316891
LOL - anxiety hind parts!!!!  

I found neck swelling at the very end of March and got in to an endo April 3.  He did blood and ordered a US.  US showed heterogeneous goiter no suspicious areas, US report under my journal.  Bloodwork was normal.  TSH 1.040; FT4 1.45; TPOab <10.  Since then I have had some pretty horrible symptoms, extreme fatigue, gained 12 lbs since the 1st endo appointment and I don' t care what he says, I have not changed a thing (except I eat one of those small bag o chips a day cuz I crave salt) and my right side of the neck swells.  I get headaches muscle and joint aches and am very irratible.  Elevated temp on and off (last night back to that fever kind of thing, running 99.8 - which is just enough for me to feel really achey) and I wake up with swelling every morning, it goes down some by about 10 am. - noon, starts to return about 3-4 p.m. and I take 2 ibuprofen or advil pm before bed b/c of the swelling, then wake and do it all again.  I had a CT done 6/4 that showed shotty nodes, opacification (patchy) of the mastoid air cells, enlarged thyroid with right side predominance.  Now I woke up with this swelling tongue.  I does not seem as swollen now, but this a.m. you could see the teeth impressions on the sides. I have one spot on it that is kind of sore, like a taste bud irritation on the side.

I take 25 mcg levothyroxine.  My last blood level (TSH only b/c endo is a jerk) was 0.557.  No doubt from the levo, which is doing nothing for the swelling.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I get the swollen tongue and mouth ulcers when i am heading HYPER lol
Dont know if that info is of any good to you or if its confused you even more..sorry if it has

Take care :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
314892 tn?1264627503
How long after starting the levo did you notice the tongue?

I also get low grade fevers. Only about 99.2 ish, but I usually run 97.something, so I notice when it goes up by a degree or so. I feel a little "off" when I get the mild temp increase.

I have a heterogeneous thyroid with 2 small nodules, just under 1 cm so too small to biopsy. I had some discomfort with shirt collars and especially turtle necks until I was on Synthroid for a few months. Even the seatbelt bothered me.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
487969 tn?1249316891
I originally starting taking levo in April (2 weeks) then stopped it b/c I had numb tingles in my chin.  Found out is was really from the chanix I was taking when I stopped them both and resumed the levo in May.  I have been on it consistantly (I did miss a dose but just one) since May and just noticed the tongue this a.m. b/c I brush my tongue every morning and night and it hurt this am so I took a look.  Not noticably swollen now so maybe it was a fluke.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
jd2
hi mommy2two,
when i first started on thyroxine i could only tolerate 12.5mcg/day then i went up to 18mcg/day and now im on more than 25mcg. i feel best at a tsh of 1.5. i tried taking no thyroxine and i felt really bad.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1424570775
Blank
FL
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
Avatar universal
Blank
Sisters, OR
Avatar universal
Blank
657231 tn?1453836403
Blank
Northern, NJ
Avatar universal
Blank
Calicut, India