T-4, Free: 1.1
TSH, 3rd Generation: 1.76
Comp Metabolic Panel: All within normal limits
I am a 22 year old caucasian female. My symptoms are tiredness, excessive weight gain (mimicking "cushings disease"), muscle fatigue, throat tightness, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Amenorrhea x11 months, and Insomnia. I am under the care of 2 ENT/Surgeons, 1 Endocrinologist, 1 PCP, 1 LCSW, and 1 OB/GYN. I myself am a Bachelor's RN drop out and a LTC Social Worker so I feel as though I have the ability to assist in my own health management. I am adopted but the family history I am aware of is non-contributory. Upon my highschool graduation over 4 years ago, I weighed 135lbs. I have gained, without prevail, over 60lbs despite a strict diet and exercise.
In April, I had a kiwi-sized Parotid Gland Tumor removed from under my jaw. Upon insisting to my physician that I felt like I was choking and felt my neck was larger than it should be (even despite the horrid weight gain), even after my surgery, he ordered a US of the Thryoid.
"Right lobe: 6.9x1.7x1.7 cm. Left Lobe: 5.2x1.5x1.6 cm. There are numerous bilateral thyroid masses of mixed echogenicity, the largest on the right measures 5 mm in greatest diameter adn the largest on the left 8mm in greatest diameter. The glandular echotexture is also heterogenous."
When I call for an Endocrinology appointment noooo one has any openings for three months within 45 miles of my home (I live with in 30-40 miles of Baltimore, Newark, and Philadelphia). The one Endocrinologist I was able to secure that since my labs are fine that "nothing is wrong." I am too smart to believe that.
I want an honest, and professional opinion. I have a 6-7 inch scar down the side of my face from my tumor surgery and tell people who ask that it was because I was in a bar fight :-) I have a good sense of humor and can take the "straight talk." So let's hear it.