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Issues galore and feels like I have a glob in my throat!

I finally got my hands on naturally dessicated thyroid but they discontinued the brand and my expensive doctor won’t right another script unless I pay him 200 per visit. Anyone know of any thyroid specialists in philadelphia and also I have so much mucus they keep saying it’s acid. I honestly believe it’s from this stupid hypothyroidism when on meds I don’t have this issue. Also this thyroid is heavy with nodules with you get it removed why or why not?
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I'm assuming you were on NatureThroid or WP thyroid since those were the ones discontinued.  I was on NatureThroid and very disappointed when they took it off the market.

Hmmm - it's odd your doctor won't write another script without making you go back for another visit.  Definitely time to find a different doctor.  I'm sorry I don't know anyone in your area, but can check around and see what I can find.

It's quite likely that the "mucous" is related to acid reflux/GERD, which is a very common symptom of hypothyroidism.   Do you have any current thyroid hormone test results?  If so, it would be great if you could post them, along with their corresponding reference ranges so we can see what's going on.   Sometimes, we need more acid, not less.  I take a couple of dill pickle juice when my GERD acts up, or take a peppermint oil pill, drink some ginger tea, etc.

Thyroid nodules are usually nothing to worry about and the thyroid is, typically, only removed if the nodules are causing trouble or are cancer (only about 5% of nodules are cancer).  Have you had a recent ultrasound?  If so, it would be good to post that report, as well
I don't know anything about GERD/acid reflux and it might be that, but I just wanted to add:

I have Hashimoto's, and I have year long seasonal allergies, which I take zyrtec for.  I no longer have a thyroid and would imagine my antithyroid antibodies are basement low now, but I still have seasonal allergies which produce a lot of mucus and can "breakthrough" my allergy medication.  There seems to be a connection with autoimmune diseases (like Hashimoto's, which attacks the thyroid and can cause hypothyroidism) and allergic rhinitis (allergies to pollen, mold, or dust mites).  Symptoms include:  sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, coughing, sinus headache, and watery eyes

Depending on the trigger, my seasonal allergies include watery eyes or itchy eyes, and especially post nasal drip, which was a huge problem for me when my allergies started in 2006.  I went through a long period of post nasal drip, but no acid reflux at all.

I'm in Ohio, and we've had a couple days last week when the temperatures were warmer and wet where I was experiencing breakthrough allergies, mostly sneezing this time (this happens in the winter when it is wet and warm, I assume it is some sort of mold spore I am allergic to).  My sister who does not have Hashimoto's was also experiencing sinus headaches - which could be allergies or just a change in the barometric pressure, but they were severe enough she went out and got a covid test (negative).  I'd assume Philadelphia experienced similar weather, but I could be wrong.  I don't know if what you are experiencing is related to allergies or pressure changes or Hashimoto's, but I thought I would mention it because "too much mucus" isn't that much different from post nasal drip.

Have you been tested for Hashimoto's?  The thyroid medication may be keeping Hashimoto's from flaring up (if that's what you have).

Good luck, I know it can be hard finding a thyroid doctor willing to listen to you and treat based on symptoms and test results.  
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