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1139187 tn?1355710247
my thyroid hurts
I was doing good up until i started taking tirosint.  I dont know if the thryoid supplement is making my thryod do something but immeditely following starting treatment i got this horrible sinus infection.  Then I seemed to of gotten better but always felt like i was teetering on getting another infection.  Then yesterday i woke up, have ZERO voice, green mucous crap in my sinus path, classic sinus infection.

However, the weird thing is, when i swallow my thryroid gland hurts.  Not the back of my throat, but the goiter area.  Its right below my adams apple.  It hurts!   I am on antibiotics now (first time in like 5 years), extemely hypo but my gland hurts.  Has anyone gotten this?

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I know that whenever I have gotten into hypo condition, it seemed that I came down with either bronchitis or sinus infection.  Otherwise I go for many years without such.
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1139187 tn?1355710247
Gimel,  im totally not complaining by the way about the tirosint.  Im on .50 and I feel better on it then when i wasnt taking anything at all.  But I am just alarmed at the fact that i dont have a sore throat from being sick, i have a sore thryoid.  Weird.
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1139187 tn?1355710247
Now im really concerned.  I can barely swallow and my voice is completely gone.  They have me on an antibiotic because they think maybe its a virus.  Im really worried something is wrong with my thryoid.  It hurts in the thyroid area really bad like tonsilitis sort of.  Should I be concerned?

Also just got my labs back.  Tsh went from 25 to 5.8 on .50 tirosint.
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649848 tn?1474485941
Bruce, what other tests are they doing besides TSH??? You should know by now, that you can't base your thyroid function on TSH, alone.......

I just got over a severe throat infection about a month ago (yep, thought that was my thyroid, too, because that's the area that hurt; but it wasn't - it was simply an acute throat infection), did the antibiotics; now have an ear infection; it has nothing to do with Tirosint "or" my thyroid; it's an infection......who knows when it will happen?? It just does...... give the antibiotics 2-3 days to work; if they don't, go back to your doctor.........

The fact that your TSH went from 25 to 5.8 is a good thing.............. you're probably still hypo, but since you don't post FT3/FT4, we don't really know.......
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1139187 tn?1355710247
She didn't check it this time.   I think she was just trying to get a status check...   I'm very hypo still.  I agree I'm very hypo.  I was surprised it was at 5.8.  I thought it would be worse.   Maybe after the increase / holding it for 8 to 12 weeks I'll finally get some relief.

By the way,  I lost 7 pounds in 5 weeks.  I think the thyroid is getting me back to my normal weight.
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Do make sure you get FT3 and FT4 done EVERY time you have TSH.  A status check of TSH only, is a waste of time and $.  

Congrats on the weight loss; I wish I was one of the lucky ones, from whom the weight just "falls of" with thyroid med.
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1139187 tn?1355710247
In case you didn't see my post, this explains a lot

http://www.thyroidmanager.org/Chapter9/ch9_2.htm
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1139187 tn?1355710247
Sorry for the double post.  Thought I was in my mail.
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168348 tn?1379360675
Hi,

How are you feeling now?  Hope a bit better at the very least?

C~
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1139187 tn?1355710247
OK this is the craziest thing ever.  Just when you think it cant get any weirder.  So my thyroid hurt like hell for three days.  I mean to the point where i was taking hydrocodene. I lost my voice completely.  I was talking on pure vocal cords AND i have itching everywhere.

Turns out, my 2 year old gave me this thing called "foot, hand and mouth virus".  Since I have thyroiditis, it hit my thryroid gland.  I had these little bumps on my leg and hand.  Then everything just went away.

just drivin down the hashimotos highway....
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